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Longer breastfeeding, fewer behavior problems
Breastfeeding for four months or more is associated with fewer behavioral problems in children at age 5, an Oxford University study suggests. The findings, published in the journalArchives of Disease in Childhood, add to the evidence base on the benefits of breastfeeding. ‘Our results provide even more evidence for the benefits of breastfeeding,’ says Maria Quigley of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at Oxford University, who led the work with Katriina Heikkilä. ‘Mothers who want to breastfeed should be given all the support they need. Many women struggle to breastfeed for as long as they might otherwise like, and many don’t receive the support that might make a difference.’