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Birth drugs cut breastfeeding
They found use of the drugs oxytocin or ergometrine to cut the risk of haemorrhage was associated with an overall 7% decline in the proportion who started breastfeeding within 48 hours of giving birth.

Among women who were not given the drugs, two-thirds (65.5%) started breastfeeding within 48 hours of giving birth.

But among those given a shot of oxytocin the breastfeeding rate was 59.1%, and among those who were given an additional injection of ergometrine the rate fell to just 56.4%.
children  breastfeeding  drugs  oxytocin 
september 2009 by andrewducker
Gene 'links breastfeeding to IQ'
Children with the gene who were also breastfed have a 7 point lead over those who weren't. Giving you yet another conclusive answer that it's nature _and_ nurture.
health  iq  breastfeeding 
november 2007 by andrewducker

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