Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Welsh, Jennifer (29 March 2011 Time: ), Article: Breast-Feeding Fuels Babies' Big Brains, LiveScience, Retrieved on 2011-03-30
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    30 MAR 2011

     Breast Feeding Fuels Big Brains

    The study looked at the average pregnancy term, breast-feeding length and brain size of 128 species of mammals. They saw that between different species brain size at birth was determined by the length of pregnancy, while the brain growth after birth was determined by breast-feeding duration. [...] The extreme length of pregnancy and breast-feeding in humans (nine months and three years, respectively) is required for the growth and development of our large brains, which can reach 79 cubic in...
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    Women should breast-feed for at least six months and up to two years to encourage the growth of the infant's brain as much as possible.