Breastfeeding and Children’s IQ

Does breastfeeding make babies smarter?

5 mins
What is it about?

Medicine and Health

Science and Maths


The study aimed to determine the associations between breastfeeding and children’s neurodevelopment indexed by intelligence quotient (IQ) and emotional and behavioural problems through mid-childhood adjusting for prenatal and postnatal depression and multiple confounders; and to test the novel hypothesis that breastfeeding may moderate the effects of prenatal depression and anxiety on children’s neurodevelopment.