According to new research out of the Boston Children's Hospital, the longer a new mom breast-feeds, the greater the benefit to their child's IQ.
Following more than 1,300 mothers and their children, the study revealed that this is the expected outcome after breast-feeding up to one year after a baby is born.
Moms were asked about breast-feeding at six and 12 months, and the kids took intelligence tests at ages 3 and 7.
Compared to babies that aren't nursed as long, those who were breast-fed for the first year of their life gained four points on their IQ!
Study authors say that these findings support both international and national recommendations on breast-feeding.
All of the results appear in the journal "Jama Pediatrics."
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.