Infant Breastfeeding Duration and Mid-Childhood Executive Function, Behavior, and Social-Emotional Development.

@article{Belfort2016InfantBD,
  title={Infant Breastfeeding Duration and Mid-Childhood Executive Function, Behavior, and Social-Emotional Development.},
  author={Mandy Brown Belfort and Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman and Ken P. Kleinman and D C David C Bellinger and Maria H Harris and E. Taveras and Matthew W Gillman and Emily Oken},
  journal={Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP},
  year={2016},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={43-52}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors aim was to examine associations of breastfeeding duration and exclusivity in infancy with executive function, behavior, and social-emotional development in mid-childhood. METHODS The authors studied 1037 participants in Project Viva, a prebirth cohort that enrolled pregnant mothers from 1999 to 2002 and followed children for 7 to 10 years. Main exposures were: (1) duration of any breastfeeding in the first 12 months and (2) duration of exclusive breastfeeding in the… CONTINUE READING
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