So this study was posted in the celebrate breastfeeding section
I made a comment not realising the section it was in so I withdrew my comment and have started this thread in here so that we don't turn their thread into a debate plus I would like to discuss the study so here is the most appropriate place without anyone debating our point of view.
My issue with this study is that it's yet another study that looks at lifestyle, socio economic, genetic and breastfeeding all together which is great that it's not just based on breastfeeding or not breastfeeding (as I initially thought as I got so peeved at the article I didn't read it properly) however there are so many other factors they've researched that can equally have had an effect on IQ. Which for the record was only shown to be on average only 3.75 points higher.
The only time I would give any credence to any study that linked intelligence to breastfeeding is if they can put some science behind how breast milk or formula actually makes changes to the brain and hence breastfeeding has an ABSOLUTE DIRECT link to a more intelligent brain - something this study hasn't been able to do.
So how do other pro-bottle feeders feel about this study?
FTR I'm a pro-what works for the parent feeding method. So I'm a pro-bottle feeding breastfeeder, soon to be bottle feeder