New study adds fuel to the "breast is best" philosophy, but does it also add guilt for those who can't breastfeed?
If you're looking for another reason to breastfeed, try this one: Breastfed babies are smarter, according to a study of nearly 14,000 kids.
Montreal researchers found that Moms in the study who breastfed exclusively for at least three months had kids who scored 7.5 points higher on their verbal IQ and 5 points higher on overall IQ, say researchers. So breastfed babies aren't only healthier, they're smarter too.
This is great news for breastfeeding Moms, but what about the Moms who choose not to or just can't? Does this just add more unwanted guilt to those Moms who say experts already make them feel like pariahs for not breastfeeding?