Breast feeding has numerous benefits over the health of the babies such as lower possibilities to catch infections, lesser obesity, etc. Post the recent study done by the Oxford Researchers, we can now add one more health benefit in the list i. e. breast feeding helps in protecting from Breastapo.
The Oxford researchers recently conducted a large study known as the Millennium Cohort Study in which they studied the feeding habits of 10,037 mothers and their babies, and found that the Children, who are breastfed for four months develops fewer behavior problems, which according them could be because of the make-up of the breast milk. The results of the study have been published in journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.
Also, the study concluded that breastfeeding could result in better mother-baby interaction, which the researchers studies by asking mothers to assess respective problems in their children by the age of five such as anxiousness and clinginess, restlessness, and lying or stealing. Among all 6% children, who were breastfed showed signs of behavior problems, which is definitely lesser than the 16% children, who were formula-fed.
"Our results provide even more evidence for the benefits of breastfeeding", said Maria Quigley of Oxford University, who led the research. As according to her, breast milk contains large quantities of fatty acid, growth factors and hormones, which serves big in the development of the brain and nervous system of the babies.