Science Daily reports on the study published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood:
I’m not surprised by the results of this study, but I do think the title of the Science Daily article “Prolonged Breastfeeding May Be Linked to Fewer Behavior Problems” is a bit misleading. When the AAP recommends, “Exclusive breastfeeding for approximately the first six months and support for breastfeeding for the first year and beyond as long as mutually desired by mother and child,” I hardly think four months is considered “prolonged”.
Science Daily continues:
I think it is probably a combination of factors. From health benefits to social and emotional development, breast is always best! As evident in the above study, even four months is enough to show positive changes in children’s behavior. Who doesn’t want a well-behaved child?