A recent study shows that the longer you breastfeed the better when it comes to your little one's mental health....
A recent study shows that the longer you breastfeed the better when it comes to your little one's mental health. The Australia research notes that breastfeeding longer than six months may put your baby at a lower risk of developing mental health problems as a teen - when the researchers looked at children who were breastfed for shorter periods of time (under six months) they found that these kids had worse behaviors. Depression and aggression were two such behaviors seen more frequently in kids who had breastfed for shorter time spans. When a child had breastfed longer instances of depression and aggression became less frequent. The problem with this research is that the scientists are not sure exactly why longer breastfeeding affected mental health; although they do have theories. Researchers think that it's possible that breastfeeding can help babies cope better with stress. Also noted was that babies who breastfeed longer may develop better, stronger mama-baby bonds which may provide important benefits even way down the line such as when a kid hits adolescence. In any case, it's no surprise to see yet another perk of breastfeeding. When it comes to breast milk vs. formula, breast continues to be the clear winner. To get support and help with breastfeeding issues check out breastfeeding tips for new mamas. *Source

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