Breast Milk Prevent Children Affected by ADHD

Research again proves how breast milk provides a huge benefit for the future and growth of children. According to recent studies, breastfeeding can prevent the occurrence of ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Children who received breast milk intake until the age of 6 months have the least risk of suffering from ADHD.

"Giving milk does have a positive impact on growth, health, and protection of the baby. Currently the list is growing longer, because milk prevents tell ADHD child, "says Ruth Lawrence, professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

The study, led by Aviva Mimouni-Bloch of Tel-Aviv University (TAU) Sackler Faculty of Medicine, wanted to know whether the short duration of breastfeeding is associated with the incidence of ADHD in children. Research published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

Researchers compared the history of breastfeeding in children aged 6 and 12 months of treatment centers with ADHD Schneider's Children Medical Center, Israel. The data obtained were compared with 2 other groups who do not have ADHD. .

Prior to the study, the mothers were assigned to fill out questionnaires which contains educational background, psychosocial, health status, pregnancy, and birth. Through this questionnaire, the researchers wanted to know whether the mothers exclusively breast-feeding, breastfeeding plus infant formula, or formula feeding only at the age of 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months.

Based on the results of the study, children with ADHD were given only breast milk until under the age of 3 and 6 months. While children are breastfed until 6 months does not have ADHD. More details, child at the age of breastfeeding until the age of 3 months up to 43 percent. While children who were breastfed until 6 months full, only 29 percent are suffering from ADHD.

Even so, this research still needs to be developed and followed. "We do not know why the baby is not breastfed. Is purely because of the duration or abnormal eating habits. However, this can add to the evidence why breastfeeding is important, "said Bloch.

Prevention is very important early ADHD in children. Previous studies said, children with ADHD may continue into adulthood. Children with ADHD also potentially suffer from other psychiatric disorders in the future.