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Breastfed babies 'develop fewer behaviour problems'

Children who are breastfed for four months or more develop fewer behaviour problems, Oxford researchers say.

The study, involving 10,000 mothers and their babies and in journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, says that may be because of the make-up of breast milk.

Or, it says, breastfeeding may lead to better mother-baby interaction.

Jane Hughes reports.

  • 10 May 2011
  • From the section Health
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