Scientists from the max Planck Institute, National University of Singapore and the University of Virginia studied the relationship between natural breastfeeding of a child in the first months of life and the likelihood of the development of his autism to a later age. This reports Zee News.

Children with autism struggle to understand other people's emotions. Usually they behave is closed, inclined to perform a cyclic, repetitive actions. In recent years there was a view that autism is not a diagnosis, but a personality characteristic of a person, but better physicians consider to prevent this condition in all possible ways.

In total the study involved 98 children aged seven months. Half of scientists have discovered the gene CD38 responsible for the development of autism.

It was found that prolonged breastfeeding significantly reduced the risk of autism. Apparently, regular contact with the mother helps the newborn child to form a first emotional connection and carry her through life.

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