Effect of exclusive breastfeeding on the development of children’s cognitive function in the Krakow prospective birth cohort study

@article{Jedrychowski2011EffectOE,
  title={Effect of exclusive breastfeeding on the development of children’s cognitive function in the Krakow prospective birth cohort study},
  author={Wieslaw Jedrychowski and Frederica Perera and Jeffrey J Jankowski and Maria Butscher and Elżbieta Mr{\'o}z and Elżbieta Flak and Irena Kaim and Ilona Lisowska-Miszczyk and Anita Skarupa and Agata Sowa},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={171},
  pages={151-158}
}
The main goal of the study was to assess the effect of exclusive breastfeeding on the neurodevelopment of children over a 7-year follow-up period and to test the hypothesis that the observed cognitive gain in breastfed children in the first years of life is a strong predictor of their cognitive development trajectory, which may be continued in later life. The analysis is based on data from the 7-year follow-up of 468 term babies (>36 weeks of gestation) born to non-smoking mothers participating… CONTINUE READING

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