How much does breast-feeding affect the long-term development of a child? According to a new study in the Journal Pediatrics, not much.
Researchers in Ireland followed nearly 7,500 children and evaluated them at 3 years old and then again at 5. They found children who breast-fed for six months or more had lower rates of hyperactivity and better problem-solving skills at age 3. However, those difference were insignificant by age 5.
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