Breastfeeding has no benefit over bottle feeding when it comes to a child’s IQ, a new study has revealed.
In the past studies have suggested that children who are breastfed have higher intelligence than those who are not.
But new research contradicts that theory.
Scientists at Goldsmith’s University in London argue there is no substantial link between breastfeeding and early life intelligence.
Researchers monitored children who were breastfed alongside a group who were bottle fed, from 18 months old to the age of 16, and assessed their IQs throughout.
At the end of the study, after their mothers’ ages and social status was taken into account, both sets of children had an average IQ of 100.