Breast-feeding boosts GPA, likelihood of going to college

06/15/2009 | United Press International

Researchers studied 126 siblings, one breast-fed and one not, and found breast-feeding was linked to better grade point averages for high school students and a higher likelihood of going to college. More than one-half of the effect on grades and one-fifth of the effect on college attendance was linked to improvements in cognitive ability and health, the researchers said.

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