Study Suggests Breastfed Babies Less Likely to Become Angry and Irritable Adults

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London, Feb 11 (ANI): Infants who were fed milk directly from their mothers in the first six months of their life are less likely to grow up angry and irritable compared to their bottle-fed counterparts, a new study has revealed.

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I would be interested in hearing from all of you, on your opinions on this topic. Does it make sense to you that this would be true based on breastfeeding alone? Or are there other factors that come into play on the development of personality and temperament? – Drew

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  1. Mark Brady
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 17:02:52

    I would hypothesize that EVERY sensory experience connected with breastfeeding activates and strengthens neural pathways in the brain OTHER than the limbic structures. The more often these non-limbic structures are activated, the stronger and more interconnected they become. I would also suspect that a surrounding environment conducive to breastfeeding (e.g. a mother not overwhelmed by stress) also contributes to activating and strengthening these pathways as well.

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