New Study: Breastfed And Mixed-Fed Babies Are Less Likely to Have Special Educational Needs

Toni Harman
9 min readApr 17

QUICK SUMMARY: A new study finds children who are breastfed, or mixed-fed (breast milk and infant formula), are less likely to have special educational needs and learning difficulties compared to children who are formula-fed.

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Toni Harman

I help parents and health professionals better understand the science of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and the microbiome.