A new report from the British Medical Journal has been published which looks at concerns surrounding the selling of breastmilk on the internet. Mothers who know of the benefits of breastmilk, but, for a variety of reasons, are not producing enough for their babies, are turning to websites and Facebook to buy other mothers’ milk.
Joint Statement to the Commission on the Status of Women 59, March 9-20, 2015
A new study published in The Lancet Global Health journal has found that longer duration of breastfeeding is linked with increased intelligence in adulthood, and improved educational attainment and earning ability.
While the effect of breastfeeding on brain development and child intelligence is well established, it has previously been less clear if this persisted into adulthood.