There have been many researches which show a link between breastfeeding and cognitive development. A study that was conducted on over 17,000 infants who were followed from birth to 6.5 years, concluded from the IQ scores and other intelligence tests that prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding had a significant role to play in the cognitive development of the child. It is believed by the experts that emotional bonding that develops during breastfeeding contributes to some of the brainpower benefits but the fatty acids in the breast milk are what do the magic trick.
Reduces Risk of Some Types of Cancer
There have been studies which show that the longer the women breastfeed, the more they stay protected against breast and ovarian cancer. To prevent breast cancer, nursing for at least a year can show the most effective results. Although it is not clear that how breastfeeding helps but, it is believed to have been linked with structural changes in breast tissue caused by breastfeeding. Also, it can occur because lactation suppresses the amount of estrogen your body produces.
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