Breastmilk is the best food and drink for babies. Still doubt it? Recent studies show that babies exclusively breastfed children will grow up to be smarter in reading, writing and mathematics.
Reported by the Daily Mail, the study made by the Oxford University and the Institute for Social and Economic Research. There are more than 10 thousand children who were respondents in the study.
In the study, researchers looked at students test scores are used to getting their breast milk until the age of four weeks and compared with students who were given milk formula since birth.
According to the study, infants were exclusively breastfed children will grow up to be smarter. IQ of breastfed infants 3-5 points higher than those who are not breastfed.
So much so ASI, direct effect seen in newborn breastfed four weeks. Based on these studies looked at the effects of infants breastfed children in elementary school. Children who are exclusively breastfed in infancy, more intelligent reading, writing and mathematics at ages 5, 7, 11 and 14 years old.
One researcher, Maria Iacovou explained that long-chain fatty acids (long-chain fatty acids) contained in milk making baby’s brain develops. Not only that, breastfeeding also makes the bond between mother and child is stronger.
Not just for babies, breastfeeding is also useful for mothers. With breastfeeding, mothers can be better protected from the threat of breast and ovarian cancer. Why? Because breastfeeding has an effect on the balance of female hormones.
In addition to health effects, breastfeeding helps the mother lose weight after giving birth. When breastfeeding, 500 calories burned each day. How about it, the more convinced by the benefits of breastfeeding?