Being a first time mom, I am at first very hesitant if I will breastfeed my baby or not. However, when I have personally find out that there are a lot of benefits breastfeeding could give to the baby, I am certain now that I should breastfeed my baby.
Breastfeeding (image from doctoranswers.org)
One of the benefits of breastfeeding, which most if not all mothers knew, is its effect to the intelligence of the baby. During one of our classroom lectures in Pharmacology, the doctor mentioned that it is indeed has a benefit in boosting the intelligence of the babies. The longer the baby being breastfed, the higher the IQ of the baby.
Another research was also conducted about the link of breastfeeding and intelligence which you can read here, Breastfeeding Duration May Be Associated with Intelligence.