A new study shows that breastfeeding for at least three months may reduce the risk of and even prevent Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The study, appearing in Breastfeeding Medicine, was carried out by an Israeli team on 150 children aged six to 12 years.

ADHD is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by a significant lack of attention or impulsiveness and hyperactivity – or both.

The condition is usually recognized by the time the child finishes first grade and affects up to 15 percent of school-age children. In 30 to 50% of cases, the chronic disorder continues through adulthood.

The study was conducted by Dr. Aviva Mimouni- Bloch, head of the Institute for Child Development and the Neuropediatric-rehabilitation unit at Beit Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital in Ra’anana; and Dr. Anna Katchvanskaya of the Rabin Medical Center- Beilinson Campus’s neonatal department in Petah Tikva.

The children were all diagnosed with ADHD at Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikva.

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Study: Breastfeeding may reduce chances of ADHD
A new study shows breastfeeding for at least 3 months may reduce risk, prevent Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.