Family life key ingredient in infant IQ

Andrew Duff-Southampton:

An infant’s intelligence is shaped more by family environment than by the amount of omega 3 fatty acid from breast milk or fortified formula, new research shows.
Scientists followed 241 children from birth until they reached four years of age to investigate the relationship between breastfeeding and the use of DHA-fortified formula in infancy and performance in tests of intelligence and other aspects of brain function.
Details appear in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
After taking into account the influence of mothers’ intelligence and level of education, researchers found no relationship between the estimated total intake of DHA in infancy and a child’s IQ.