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Less abnormalities in breastfed kids

health-and-fitness Updated: May 14, 2011 23:30 IST

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British researchers have given modern-day mothers one more reason to not put their babies on bottled feed too soon after birth.

Kids put on bottled feed are likely to develop behavioral problems later in life.

Babies who are breastfed are less likely to have behavior problems by the time they are five, as opposed to those who receive formula milk, scientists found during a study that was published in the Archives of Disease in the Childhood journal. Researchers found that abnormal traits were less common in children who were breastfed for at least four months.

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