A new large-scale study suggests that feeding babies when they want to be fed, rather that following a schedule, may enhance academic performance.
However, European researchers said additional research is necessary as the findings were observational, ruling out a direct cause and effect determination.
European researchers discovered demand-feeding was associated with higher IQ scores and school-based SAT scores for children between the ages of five and 14. The IQ scores of eight-year-old children who had been demand-fed as babies were between four and five points higher than the scores of schedule-fed children, the study found. >