Thursday, September 17, 2015

Breast-Feeding Tied to Better Emotion Perception In Some Infants

Breast-Feeding Tied to Better Emotion Perception 

In Some Infants

(Health Day News) - Researchers found that among 44 babies with a particular autism "risk" gene, those who were breast-fed longer spent more time looking at images of "happy" eyes and shied away from "angry" eyes.

The findings, published online Sept. 14 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that breast-feeding might enhance social development in certain at-risk infants.
However, the authors and other experts stressed that the study offers no evidence that breast-feeding ultimately affects a child's odds of developing autism, or that it lessens the severity of autism symptoms.

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