Home Health Parents News Now Breastfed Babies May Have Lower ADHD Risk Breastfed Babies May Have Lower ADHD Risk By Holly Lebowitz Rossi July 26, 2013 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print shutterstock_43674121 29874 Seeking to determine if the development of ADHD was associated with lower rates of breastfeeding, Dr. Aviva Mimouni-Bloch, of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Head of the Child Neurodevelopmental Center in Loewenstein Hospital, and her fellow researchers completed a retrospective study on the breastfeeding habits of parents of three groups of children: a group that had been diagnosed with ADHD; siblings of those diagnosed with ADHD; and a control group of children without ADHD and lacking any genetic ties to the disorder. The researchers found a clear link between rates of breastfeeding and the likelihood of developing ADHD, even when typical risk factors were taken into consideration. Children who were bottle-fed at three months of age were found to be three times more likely to have ADHD than those who were breastfed during the same period. These results have been published in Breastfeeding Medicine. Image: Breastfeeding mother, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Breastfed Babies May Have Lower ADHD Risk Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.