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Breastfeeding may boost IQ in babies

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 15:41

Children who are breastfed score higher on IQ tests and perform better in school, scientists say.

How parents-to-be can prepare for childbirth

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 16:33

Pregnancy, the period between conception and childbirth, can be a testing time for parents-to-be, especially for expecting women, but with proper mental and physical preparation this trying time can turn into a beautiful experience for both of them.

Longer breastfeeding tied to better development

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 10:21

Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddlers, in a new study from Greece.

$17.5 bn global investment needed for optimal breastfeeding: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 17:34

A global annual investment of $17.5 billion in interventions to universalize optimal breastfeeding can prevent millions of babies from infant deaths.

Low awareness on breastfeeding not restricted to poor: Montek

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 23:30

Lack of awareness about breastfeeding is not limited to the poor and vulnerable sections of society, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahuwalia said today.

Combining breastfeeding and solid food can reduce allergies: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 19:57

Giving a baby solid food besides breast milk after the 17th week of its birth helps it develop a better, stronger immune system to fight food allergies, new research has found.

Breastfeeding may prevent development of autism in kids

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 11:34

A new study has proposed that protein called insulin-like growth factor (IGF), which is delivered via breastfeeding, could help predict an infant`s propensity to later develop autism.

Sundarbans: Where children crawl even after growing up

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 18:36

Unlike other children of his age, four-year-old Nirmal Mandal is still learning how to walk on his legs. He still crawls like a baby.

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