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Lina
02-15-2007, 02:22 PM
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Breastfeeding 'aids class status'

Babies who are breastfed are more likely to move up the social ladder as adults, a study has suggested.
The University of Bristol team looked at 1,400 babies born from 1937-1939 and followed their progress for 60 years.

Those who were breastfed were 41% more likely to move up in class than those who were bottle-fed.

Experts said the Archives of Disease in Childhood study supported the idea that breastfeeding led to better long-term outcomes for children.

The people studied had all originally taken part in the Boyd Orr Study of Diet and Health in Pre-War Britain carried out in 1937-1939.

They were followed up until an average age of 73.

Whether or not a baby was breastfed was less to do with class than it is now, when the practice is often more popular with middle-class families.

In fact, there may have been a slightly increased chance that richer families would bottle-feed babies, because they would be able to afford formula milk and nannies.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6356827.stm
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Re.TiReD
02-15-2007, 02:25 PM
lol!! thats interesting....But what if they looked at it from another angle....maybe the people came from a background of professionals in the family and that's why they 'moved up the social ladder' as adults. :w:
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islamirama
02-15-2007, 07:04 PM
I don't know about moving up social class becuase of this. But there are studies done that show those babies that are breastfed are better than bottle fed in many ways. For example, they attenion span is longer, they are smarter, more energetic, fast learners, stronger, excel in most things compared to their peers (kids under age 5).
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tomtomsmom
02-15-2007, 10:43 PM
My son is one of the smartest in his class and he was BOTTLE FED!!!
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islamirama
02-16-2007, 02:23 AM
Originally Posted by tomtomsmom
My son is one of the smartest in his class and he was BOTTLE FED!!!
maybe his clas has the dumbest students :p

i'm sure there's always exceptions but the studies were talking over all who comes out ahead
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