Breastfed babies are smarter and get a better chance in life


The government is urged to act on new research that shows the importance of a baby’s early weeks to success in later life.

Encouraging disadvantaged mothers to breastfeed should be a key part of the government’s plan for improving social mobility, according to leading academics and health experts.

Their demand comes as research into the effects of breastfeeding, to be presented at a conference in London this week, shows that it can boost children‘s IQ and health and reduces the chances of behavioural and weight problems.

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