Exclusive breast-feeding tied to lower risk of behavioral problems in childhood

Researchers found that infants who were exclusively breast-fed until age 6 months had a 56% lower likelihood of behavioral problems at ages 7 to 11, compared with those who were breast-fed for less than a month. The findings in PLOS Medicine, based on data involving more than 1,500 youths in South Africa, also showed that girls were more likely than boys to benefit from exclusive breast-feeding.