4.3.4 Development factors
The fat in breastmilk has been found to be very important for the development of the brain. Breastfed children show better intelligence as compared to bottle or formula-fed children.
- Breastfeeding helps jaw and tooth development; suckling develops facial muscles
- Frequent skin-to-skin contact during breastfeeding leads to better psychomotor, affective and social development of the infant and promotes bonding between mother and child.