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Babies Who Are Breastfed For Longer Are More Likely To Have A Higher IQ, A New Study Has Found

The researchers found that the children are also more likely to earn a higher wage.

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The study, conducted by Professor Cesar G Victora and published in The Lancet Global Health, used a sample of 3,500 babies from different backgrounds and social classes.

Victora, from the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil, and his colleagues found that breastfeeding might have "long-term effects on intelligence in a population without strong social patterning of breastfeeding".

Researchers say the study supports Public Health England's recommendation for mothers to breastfeed babies exclusively for their first six months.

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