Breastfeeding duration and academic achievement at 10 years.

@article{Oddy2011BreastfeedingDA,
  title={Breastfeeding duration and academic achievement at 10 years.},
  author={Wendy H Oddy and Jianghong Li and A J O Whitehouse and Stephen R Zubrick and Eva Malacova},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={
          e137-45
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between duration of breastfeeding and educational outcomes. We hypothesized that longer periods of breastfeeding would predict better educational outcomes in middle childhood. METHODS The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study used a cohort of 2900 women who were enrolled at 18 weeks' gestation; with 2868 live-born children were followed prospectively. At ∼10 years of age, data from 1038 children were linked to… CONTINUE READING

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