Breastfeeding premature babies could help boost their IQ later in life.
A new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston followed 180 preemies from birth through early elementary school.
Researchers found infants who got more breast milk within the first month of life had a larger brain volume by the age of seven.
They also had better IQ’s, academic success and motor function than babies who were fed mostly formula.
Experts say it’s important for moms to get breastfeeding support while their babies are in neo-natal care.