IQ link to baby’s weight gain and head size

A new study shows that weight gain and increased head size in the first month of a baby’s life is linked to a higher IQ at early school age.

Data analysed from more than 13,800 children who were born full-term shows that babies who put on 40% of their birth weight in the first four weeks had an IQ 1.5 points higher by the time they were six years of age, compared with babies who only put on 15% of their birth weight.

Researchers says it further highlights the need for successful feeding of newborn babies.

Read more at University of Adelaide