The 30-year breastfeeding benefits

Breastfeeding absolutely benefits the child’s health, brain development and intelligence. But what about those crazy moms who keep on breastfeeding until the infant becomes a toddler? Well, a newly finished 30-year study on prolonged breastfeeding (1 year as compared to breastfeeding for a much shorter time) found that adults who were breastfed for up to one year not only incrementally increased their long-term intelligence but also impacted the individual with improved educational attainment and earning ability. Infants that were breastfed up to one year of age gained full four IQ points; obtained an average of about a year more advanced schooling; and grossed about one third more of the average income level by the age of 30. Remember that this was not the usual breastfed vs bottle-fed study but rather a study of thousands of babies that were breastfed vs breastfed longer. One of the biggest factors in these adult benefits and achievements is the presence of natural long-chain saturated fatty acids found in breastmilk. The longer the infant nursed, the more they got. These essential fatty acids (EFAs) found in breastmilk are essential for brain development. Man has yet to successfully counterfeit the quality of EFAs found in breastmilk with anything put into a bottle formula.

Breastfed babies have a decreased risk of becoming overweight or obese and even have less cancer as adults!

Breastfed babies have a decreased risk of becoming overweight or obese and even have less cancer as adults!

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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