Article Title: The Impact of Breastfeeding to Cognitive Functions in 5 Years Old Children
Author: Barbora Blazkova, Anna Pastorkova, Ivo Solansky, Jana Schmuczerova, Milos Veleminsky, Jr, Milos Veleminsky and Radim J Sram*
Published Date: May 25, 2022
The impact of breastfeeding to cognitive development was studied in two cohorts of children aged five years, born in the years 2013 and 2014 in the polluted district Karvina and the control district České Budejovice. Information about breastfeeding was obtained from mothers ́ questionnaires. The Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test (BG test) and the Raven Colored Progressive Matrices (RCPM test) were used as psychological cognitive tests. Obtained results suggest a positive effect of breastfeeding lasting 6 months and/or longer on cognitive development in 5 years old children. This effect was more pronounced in the BG test results focusing on visual-motor skills compared to the RCPM test results measuring problem-solving skills.