Association between breastfeeding and intelligence, educational attainment, and income at 30 years of age: a prospective birth cohort study from Brazil

@inproceedings{Victora2015AssociationBB,
  title={Association between breastfeeding and intelligence, educational attainment, and income at 30 years of age: a prospective birth cohort study from Brazil},
  author={C{\'e}sar Gomes Victora and Bernardo Lessa Horta and Christian Loret de Mola and Luciana de {\'A}vila Quevedo and Ricardo Tavares Pinheiro and Denise P Gigante and Helen D Gonçalves and Fernando C Barros},
  booktitle={The Lancet. Global health},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Breastfeeding has clear short-term benefits, but its long-term consequences on human capital are yet to be established. We aimed to assess whether breastfeeding duration was associated with intelligence quotient (IQ), years of schooling, and income at the age of 30 years, in a setting where no strong social patterning of breastfeeding exists. METHODS A prospective, population-based birth cohort study of neonates was launched in 1982 in Pelotas, Brazil. Information about… CONTINUE READING

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