University of Essex - On the matter of mother's milk

April 9, 2009

The possibility that breast-feeding can prevent post-natal depression is being explored by researchers at the University of Essex. The £240,000 project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, is billed as the most comprehensive survey of its kind ever undertaken. It will examine breast-feeding's effects on the health of babies and their mothers and also look at attitudes towards it in the workplace. It will explore the relationships between natural feeding and a child's early development, including literacy, numeracy and social skills.

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