News Articles Featuring Project Viva Findings!
- Breastfeeding linked to child's intelligence later in life
- More evidence that breastfeeding may boost babies' IQs
- Breastfeeding duration appears associated with intelligence later in life
- Early-life Risk Factors Account for Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Childhood Obesity
Dr Mandy Belfort and her team of investigators found that the length of breastfeeding relates to higher cognitive outcomes in childhood. These findings support national recommendations of exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months of age.
Fox News, 30 July 2013
USA TODAY, 29 July 2013
Science Daily, 29 July 2013
Dr. Elsie Taveras found that the increased prevalence of obesity and overweight among black and Hispanic children can largely be explained by early-life risk factors such as rapid infant weight gain, early introduction of solid foods, lack of exclusive breast feeding, and sleeping less than twelve hours per day. These findings indicate that designing and implementing interventions to reduce those risk factors during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood could help eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in childhood obesity.
ScienceDaily, 3 June 2013