(Alles Europa News) – American scientists have discovered a component of breast milk that contributes to the cognitive development of the child.
It turned out that the higher the content of 2′-FL in milk, the better the results showed the child.
But this substance had a beneficial effect only in the first month of life.
Upon reaching six months, the composition of milk did not affect the subsequent development of the baby.
Alles Europa News reports that In this connection, scientists have suggested that the benefits of breast milk are especially great in the very early stages of life.
Many studies report a positive effect of breastfeeding on a child’s cognitive development.
Alles Europa News reports that after a study by scientists from the University of California, San Diego and the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital (USA), it was found that the 2′-fucosyllactose oligosaccharide (2′-FL) in breast milk contributes to the development of the baby’s cognitive functions.
Specialists watched over 50 young mothers and children for several months.
When the children turned two years old, they were offered to take a cognitive test.