I just stumbled across this. How interesting.
Without starting a full on BH war I noted that the article did not refer to method of feeding BF/Formula, only the weight gain and head circ. during their first month of life!
I will add my DS has a big head. I dunno if he is any smarter than his peers, but an interesting study all the same
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19-06-2013 14:29 #1
IQ link with baby weight gain
Last edited by Cicho; 19-06-2013 at 14:29. Reason: Typo!
19-06-2013 14:42 #2
Awesome! DS2 is 11 months and the size of an average 2 year old. He's been off the chart since 6 weeks. Between that and him being breastfed, it would appear as though I have a nuclear physicist on my hands!
19-06-2013 14:47 #3Senior Member
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what a crock!
19-06-2013 17:58 #4
My mum read this and she said it freaked her out cause I have a high IQ and I didn't gain much weight at all in the first 3 months. She wonders what I would have been like if I did gain heaps of weight .
My dh is very bright and he gained HEAPS of weight each week apparently. My 2 kids gained oodles of weight in the early days and both are quite smart. But, they pretty much stayed on their percentile from birth for weight & height & head circumference.
I worry that articles like this might make the parents of bubs that are slow to gain weight even more stressed. The reality is that research focuses on the average of what happens in different situations and it doesn't mean that a particular child who is slow to gain weight can't be smart and a child who gains heaps of weight can be of a low IQ.
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