Of Brains and Breast Milk

Does mother's milk make you smarter? It seems so. And that's the least of what it does

I called my mother last week to find out something only she would know: how long I was breast-fed. She remembered right away. "Three months," she said. "But I wish it had been longer." It turns out that my brother, who is 10 years younger, was breast-fed for seven months. Maybe, says my brother, that's why he's so much smarter than I am.

He's referring to an article in last week's Journal of the American Medical Association reporting that adults who as babies were breast-fed for seven to nine months had higher IQs than those who were breast-fed for two weeks...

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