Recent research suggests breasfeeding your baby for longer can prevent your child from developing ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
. Kids who had ADHD were less likely to have been breastfed at 3 and 6 months of age than the children without the disorder, according to the results. A team of Israeli researches conducted the study and published it in Breastfeeding Medicine,
the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
The authors concluded: "We speculate that prevention, at least partial, of ADHD may be added to the list of the multiple biological advantages of human milk feeding."
If you find it difficult to breastfeed your child longer, consider using a breast pump.
Read an editorial about this research in Medical News Today.