Breastfeeding is always encouraged among mothers whether new or not. It’s a fact that breast milk bring many benefits not only to the baby but as well as to the mom.
A new study has, in fact, found that breastfeeding can lower the baby’s risk of getting ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). The research which was published in the Breastfeeding Medicine journal discovered that kids with ADHD were breastfeed for a short period only (up to 3 months).
The scientists, in studying the two control groups, found that only 29 percent of children with ADHD in the first control group were breastfed until they were three months old. In the second control group (non-ADHD), more than half of the kids were breastfed until they were six months.
The latest findings prompted the authors of the research to suggest that breastfeeding kids longer may prevent ADHD.
They, however, recommend further studies to confirm the link between the act of feeding babies with breast milk and the ADHD condition.
While there’s no concrete evidence regarding this finding, health experts point to the bonding that occurs between the mother and her child during the process of breastfeeding. And this special bonding that’s established during the infancy stage affect the baby’s emotional and intellectual development.
Originally posted on May 27, 2013 @ 4:35 am