Effect of breast feeding on intelligence in children: prospective study, sibling pairs analysis, and meta-analysis.

@article{Der2006EffectOB,
  title={Effect of breast feeding on intelligence in children: prospective study, sibling pairs analysis, and meta-analysis.},
  author={Geoff J Der and G David Batty and Ian J. Deary},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2006},
  volume={333 7575},
  pages={945}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the importance of maternal intelligence, and the effect of controlling for it and other important confounders, in the link between breast feeding and children's intelligence. DESIGN Examination of the effect of breast feeding on cognitive ability and the impact of a range of potential confounders, in particular maternal IQ, within a national database. Additional analyses compared pairs of siblings from the sample who were and were not breast fed. The results are considered… CONTINUE READING
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