According to new research out of the Boston Children's Hospital, the longer a new mom breast-feeds, the greater the benefit to their child's IQ.
Following more than 1,300 mothers and their children, the study revealed that this is the expected outcome after breast-feeding up to one year after a baby is born.
Moms were asked about breast-feeding at six and 12 months, and the kids took intelligence tests at ages 3 and 7.
Compared to babies that aren't nursed as long, those who were breast-fed for the first year of their life gained four points on their IQ!
Study authors say that these findings support both international and national recommendations on breast-feeding.
All of the results appear in the journal "Jama Pediatrics."
Wednesday: H-93 L-71, Hot & Humid PM Storms
Hottest day of the week on tap for Wedensday with evening storms moving in through early Thursday. We clear out Thursday into Friday with more comfortable conditions and lower humidity.
Wednesday: H-93 L-71
Thursday: H-83 L-73