Breastfeeding Success Can Still Be Seen in Your Child’s Future

March 31, 2011 at 2:53 am 3 comments

According to recent studies, not only does breastfeeding help to boost your child’s immune system, protect against Chron’s disease, and help keep ear infections away, it has also been found that breastfeeding actually increases your child’s likelihood of achieving a higher social status later in life.  The Boyd Orr Study of Diet and Health conducted this study following progress over a span of 60 years.  Here is what they found:

Breastfeeding not only increases health, but can increase IQ in the long term, which, in turn, can have a great impact on social status.  The study found that those individuals that were breastfeed were 41 percent more successful at moving up the social ladder than those children that were bottle-fed.  What’s greater is that the longer the children were breastfed, the more mobility that was seen in social status.  The same trend was seen even in comparing siblings where one was breastfed and the other was bottle-fed.  The child that was breastfed was found to be 16 percent more likely to move up the social ladder.

The question however still remains, is it the

effect of the breast milk experience or the effect of the bonding experience that is causing these changes?  Different theories are known to support both causes.


So, as if there isn’t already enough reason to breastfeed your child, just look at this interesting study and others like itto see that the benefits far surpass their infancy.  You could be helping your child prepare for a successful future, before they can even talk!


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mthomas8  |  April 8, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Increases IQ?? Sweet!

  • 2. jlbrock  |  April 9, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I agree. I cant believe it increase how smart we can get. the benefits of breast feeding are great.

  • 3. jessicawithers  |  April 12, 2011 at 6:45 am

    This is super interesting! It totally makes sense though because if the baby is receiving all the proper nutrients that they need, then their brain and cognitive function will develop properly.


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