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Breastfeeding and educational achievement at age 5

Abstract:

Our aim was to investigate whether the duration of breastfeeding, at all or exclusively, is associated with educational achievement at age 5. We used data from a prospective, population-based UK cohort study, the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). 5489 children from White ethnic background born at term in 2000-2001, attending school in England in 2006, were included in our analyses. Educational achievement was measured using the Foundation Stage Profile (FSP), a statutory assessment undertaken by...

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Heikkilä, K More by this author
Renfrew, MJ More by this author
Quigley, MA More by this author
Journal:
Maternal and Child Nutrition
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
92-101
Publication date:
2014-01-05
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EISSN:
1740-8709
ISSN:
1740-8695
URN:
uuid:41ee6a33-19b6-4b2e-8fe0-04dd0a531c08
Source identifiers:
445949
Local pid:
pubs:445949

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