Breastfed Babies Smarter and Make More Money

Breastfed Babies Have Higher IQs and Make More Money

Breastfeeding is the best nutrition and one of the best life experiences a child and mother could share. What else creates physical and emotional health at the same time?

Many studies have shown that breastfed babies are smarter kids but now we know they are smarter adults.

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In 1929 The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study finding that babies who were breastfed longer were more successful academically. A study of 6,000 breastfed babies found that those who had breastfed for at least one year had higher intelligence levels, a higher level of education and earned approximately 100 dollars more a month than those who nursed for only one month. (9)

Recent research indicates breastfed babies have an increase in brain volume and white matter; breast milk directly alters the brain structure, affecting cognition. (10)


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Darren Hart

Dr. Darren R. Hart was born and raised in Atascadero and received his education at Atascadero High School, Cal Poly, and Palmer College of Chiropractic. He was inspired to become a chiropractor after a life-saving chiropractic adjustment as a young child. He has been practicing in Atascadero for nearly 20 years. Through his gentle healing touch, Dr. Hart enjoys giving back to others what chiropractic gave to him.