Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Smart as a whip

No matter what Cletus does, my parents put it down to his intelligence.

Alert and active. Because he's soooo smart.

Waking in the night: Because he's sooo smart.

Throwing fits from apparent cabin fever: Because he's sooo smart.

Watching tv like a couch munchkin: Because he's sooo smart.

Later on in life, they may be saying the same thing. Disruptive in class? He must be bored, because...well, you know.

Who knows if he's a smart baby or not. But here's some new evidence that says there may be a reason why he's sooooo smart. Katie Allison Granju has more on the link between breastfeeding and IQ.

3 comments:

Chris in Oxford said...

The breastfeeding study isn't so black and white. But I'm sure your boy is bright. By his grandparents standards mine would be a friggin' genius.

Vol Abroad said...

Yeah, we picked up on those (being bright and for me at least, breastfed). But being mostly a Brit (that's largely my ethnic background, too), we figure old Cletus is likely to be one of the 90% of Brits who carry this gene.

Also I was curious about the duration - no mention of that. Is two weeks enough? Six months? I'd guess that if there is a clear link then you probably don't have to bf for very long to get the benefit - just judging from the attrition rates I see on my baby discussion forums.

And yes - grandparents are not good judges of grandbaby IQ.

Vol Abroad said...

Oh yeah, of course my baby's smart - he's a Vol ain't he?