Children Have Better Eyesight
to a study conducted by British researchers, breast fed babies
have a better vision when compared to their bottle fed
counterparts. This once again goes on to prove the numerous
benefits of breast feeding.
This study was conducted by Institute of Child Health in London
among 262 children in the age group of four to six. In this
group, 184 children have been bottle-fed with formula milk while
78 have been breastfed.
The formula milk given to the bottle-fed children was fortified
with two types of fatty acids DHA and AA. According to few
scientists DHA is a type of omega 3 fatty acid present in the
breast milk responsible for good eyesight. When these children
were tested, it was found that the breast fed babies had better
vision than the bottle-fed ones.
Dr Geoff Lawson, a paediatrician from Sunderland Royal Hospital
feels that breast feeding has a lot of beneficial effects on the
children. Apart from creating a bonding between the mother and
the child, breast milk also helps in the development of brain,
gives the child resistance against various diseases like asthma,
eczema, and other allergies. These children are found to have a
fewer problems adjusting to the society. Breast milk also gives
the child the right kind of nutrition.