Home Health Parents News Now Scans Show Breast Milk May Be Good for the Brain Scans Show Breast Milk May Be Good for the Brain By Holly Lebowitz Rossi June 17, 2013 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print shutterstock_96680560 30360 [The study] found that compared with babies who received formula, breast-fed infants had increased development in white matter regions of the brain, including areas associated with planning, social and emotional functioning, motor ability and language. The differences were linked to better performance on tests of motor development and visual acuity. The scientists studied 133 healthy children ages 10 months through 4 years in three groups: exclusively breast-fed, exclusively formula-fed, and those fed a combination of formula and breast milk.... ...."I'm not saying if you didn't breast-feed, you're doomed," said the lead author, Sean C. L. Deoni, an assistant professor of engineering at Brown University. "We couldn't control for things like how much interaction a kid has with his parents, what kind of learning environment he lives in, and so on. There are a lot of factors that go into making a successful adult." Image: Breastfeeding baby, 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 Scans Show Breast Milk May Be Good for the Brain Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.