Scientists from the University of Colorado and the University of Washington (USA) discovered that every month of breastfeeding improves the child’s performance at school by 1 per cent. As part of their study they observed long-term effects of breastfeeding on a sample of 126 twins from 59 families.
Each couple breastfed one of the twins and gave formula to the other. The scientists watched the twins’ health and academic achievements for 18 years. As it turns out, breastfeeding improves performance at school by 1 per cent and chances of entering a college by 2 per cent.
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