ASI ( Air Susu Ibu )

– more fresh… HEALTHIER and free –

Breastfeeding Improves Positive Parenting Practices And Brings Up Well Adjusted Kids

Monday, March 30, 2009 at 11:20:46 AM

Researchers say traditional parenting methods such as breastfeeding, discipline are likely to bring up well adjusted kids.

In the study involving 1,136 mothers, the researchers found that breastfeeding is associated with more positive parenting practices that can continue beyond infancy.

According to the Institute of Education in London, breastfeeding for at least six months not only helps improve mother-child relationships, it also boost kids’ and educational development.

While studying mothers reading a storybook to their one-year-old children, lead researcher Dr Leslie Gutman found that those who breastfed made more effort to engage their infants in the book than mothers who bottle-fed.

Moreover, they appeared to have a warmer relationship with their babies.

Low-income mothers who bottle-fed their babies tended to communicate with them much less.

Many mothers give up breastfeeding because they do not feel supported enough or they return to work.

“Breastfeeding is a time-consuming activity and mothers can be tempted to put their babies on the bottle earlier if they feel they have to return to work for financial reasons,” the Telegraph quoted Gutman as saying.

“Mothers are given information leaflets in hospitals about breastfeeding but we may need more than this. Another option is workplace nurseries where mothers could go and feed their babies during the day,” Gutman added.

Another experiment showed over the period of four years mothers who had been on a low income when their child was one, but had breastfed for more than six months, had a higher quality of interaction with their five-year-old than other mothers.

Source-ANI
ARU/L

Source : MedIndia

March 31, 2009 - Posted by | Article

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: