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Babies who breastfeed have higher IQs and get paid more as adults

Discussion in 'Health and Wellness' started by Crabtownboy, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    Mothers and mothers-to-be should take note.

     
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    More than likely it has to do with the components of the breast milk being exactly what a growing baby's brain needs to grow properly. There are proteins and enzymes that are made perfectly for baby and even the make-up of the milk changes depending on the needs of the child. God has made mamas a crazy good source of nutrition for their babies!
     
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    Oh, you heard that story on NPR:rolleyes:
     
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    Crabby....of course, but Id rather discuss the story (on yesterday) about the man born w/o a cerebellum. that's fascinating to find he can function & train his brain to compensate for his physical loss. I love stories about humans overcoming obstacles (shows me God is working in their lives):thumbsup::godisgood:
     
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    Even Sgt Hans (I know nothing) Schultz
     
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    Was my link to NPR?
     
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    Yes, I agree. Man-made formula can never compete.
     
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    I'm going to assume you don't know when someone is joking with you. Like in my family its important they get off the tit & graduate to Guinness ASAP! :laugh: you have heard the expression, "Guinness is good for you":smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Or legs & arms.....we call him Matt!:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I'm always suspicious about conclusions like these.

    Who was included in the sample?
    Did they include the poverty stricken, malnurished poor?

    What was the socio-economic level of their maternal population sample?
    Breast-fed babies may have had more educated stay-at-home mothers.

    One conclusion left unsaid: their fathers were better rested. :tongue3:

    Rob
     
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    Rob..... I like the way you think, were you breastfed? :laugh:
     
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    No, I'm the among the under-educated.

    ...but my kids were! :sleeping_2:

    Rob
     
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    From the article: The researchers took into account a number of factors, such as maternal health and family income. But there were also a number of limiting factors: it was rare that babies in Brazil were exclusively breastfed. Information was also obtained substantially after the fact, meaning that recall of events may not always have been accurate.
    But the researchers were able to conclude with some confidence that alongside short-term benefits—like reducing child mortality and infectious diseases—breastfeeding also has long term financial benefits.
    Bernardo Lessa Horta, one of the study’s coordinators, said (audio) that higher IQ was the main factor behind higher earnings, and that the higher IQ could be put down to early breastfeeding. He added that the study was the first to examine a population that was not already privileged, because in higher-income countries breastfeeding is more likely to be associated with greater wealth than in a lower-income country like Brazil.
     
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    So let's go back in time, say several hundred years ago when all babies were breast fed. You had babies that were smart and babies that grew up not being so smart. Hey, I wonder if John Dillinger was breast fed, or Al Capone ?
     
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