Babies who are breastfed for three months or more have fewer behavioural problems as children, a new study reveals.
UK researchers examined the long-term effect of breastfeeding as a baby on their behaviour as a child, at the ages of three, five, seven, 11 and 14.
Those breastfed for three months or more were found to be less prone to issues forming friendships or problems with concentration, as well as less prone to social and Air fryer emotional setbacks such as bouts of anxiety.
The study supports the recommendation of the World Health Organisation, which says babies should be breastfed exclusively for the first six months of their lives.
Nearly two our of three infants are not exclusively breastfed for the recommended period of six months, as stipulated by the World Health Organisation.
This new study suggests the benefits can be as far-reaching as contributing to behavioural well-being more than a decade later
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