(FOX 10 PHOENIX) – A new study has shown a link between breastfeeding and educational outcomes in children.
In the study, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, researchers at the University of Oxford enrolled approximately 5,000 babies born between 2000 and 2002 living in the United Kingdom. The children were followed up with several times until the age of 22.
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Their mothers were asked for how long they breastfed their babies. The children were then divided into groups based on how long they were breastfed: not at all, a few months, or for a year or more, according to the study. The researchers also compared the exam grades of these children at age 16.