Breastfeeding linked to infant temperament

You may have seen the media coverage today of a piece of research which, according to the BBC website, shows that “Breastfed babies ‘are more cranky and cry more’ “. Another classic example of the British media undermining breastfeeding! As this article shows, the research actually showed that breastfeeding results in normal infant behaviour (as we would expect, as they are being fed in the normal way after all!) and that formula feeding results in suppression of these normal behaviours. You can read the study in its entirety here.


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