Breast milk (ASI) can boost brain development in infants with an increase up to 30 percent. Children who were exclusively breastfed at least three months of brain development 30 percent higher in the brain that control vital part of language ability, emotion and understanding, according to experts.
The results in children under four years of age who received breast milk showed significant progress, especially in brain development. Results of research conducted at Brown University USA, found that when the baby reaches the age of two years, there were noticeable differences in their brain structure.
Dr Sean Deoni, professor of engineering and lead researcher told the Daily Mail June 7, 2013, said, "We found differences in brain development between 20-30 percent, among infants who received breast milk and are not."
Using the technique of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the brains of infants who received breast milk at the beginning of their development and formula-fed infants who get scanned and compared. The results showed that infants who were breastfed exclusively experienced more rapid growth in the white matter of the brain "tissue containing nerve fibers associated with the long part of the brain used for learning. Contrast formula-fed babies have fewer white part.
This study was conducted to determine the occurrence of brain development in early age. This research examined 133 infants who were born at the same time and come from a family that is almost the same. By comparing the amount of myelin in children younger and older, researchers calculate the effect of breastfeeding on the development of the brain.
The scientists support this research with a set of cognitive tests that demonstrate the ability of language, visual reception and motor control that turns it all better in infants who received breast milk.
In addition, the scientists also found that the longer a baby is breastfed, the better their brain development, especially in parts of the brain that has to do with movement and coordination.
Despite the results of research published in the journal Neurolmage this is not the first to discover the relationship between breastfeeding with brain development in children, but Dr Deoni say that this is the first time used MRI scans to compare children who were breastfed and children who only gain formula.
"I think this is a wonderful thing because you can see the difference from the very beginning. Combined with the results and other evidence, I agreed to say that breastfeeding gives a very good result," said Dr. Deoni.