According to new research out of the Boston Children's Hospital, the longer a new mom breast-feeds, the greater the benefit to their child's IQ.
Following more than 1,300 mothers and their children, the study revealed that this is the expected outcome after breast-feeding up to one year after a baby is born.
Moms were asked about breast-feeding at six and 12 months, and the kids took intelligence tests at ages 3 and 7.
Compared to babies that aren't nursed as long, those who were breast-fed for the first year of their life gained four points on their IQ!
Study authors say that these findings support both international and national recommendations on breast-feeding.
All of the results appear in the journal "Jama Pediatrics."
Summer is not over just yet! Hot and humid conditions much of the week with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.
Summer is not over just yet! Today will be very hot and humid with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and mostly sunny skies. A cold front will bring some thunderstorms tonight, some of which may be severe.
Wednesday will be less humid but it remains warm all week long.
Tuesday (93/72): Clouds/Storm
Wednesday (88/74): Sun/Clouds
Thursday (89/67): Sunny/Hot