<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <!-- saved from url=(0041)file://\\Nazi\e\sol-end\eng-maghale-2.htm --> <HTML><HEAD> <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us"> <TITLE>Professor Soltanzadeh</TITLE> <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=unicode"> <META content="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0" name=GENERATOR> <META content=FrontPage.Editor.Document name=ProgId></HEAD> <BODY text=#000000 vLink=#ff0000 aLink=#0000ff link=#0000ff bgProperties=fixed bgColor=#ffffff leftMargin=0 background="foriegnarticle2_files/bg4 copy.gif" topMargin=0> <DIV align=left> <TABLE height=61 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=706 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=bottom align=justify width=166 height=1><IMG height=140 src="foriegnarticle2_files/toppage3.gif" width=166 border=0></TD> <TD width=673 background=foriegnarticle2_files/bgew.gif height=1> <DIV align=left> <TABLE height=136 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0 width="613"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD colSpan=4 height=46 width="290"> <P align=center><IMG height=36 src="foriegnarticle2_files/Toptext7.gif" width=255 border=0></P></TD> <TD height=46 width="50"></TD> <TD height=46 width="45"></TD> <TD height=46 width="120"></TD> <TD colSpan=2 height=46 width="118"><IMG height=40 src="foriegnarticle2_files/inkscroll.gif" width=65 align=right border=0></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=36 width="40"><a href="tamas.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But8copy.gif" width=40 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="80"><a href="karhay.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But7copy.gif" width=80 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="115"><a href="tarh.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/b1.gif" width=115 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="55"><a href="maghale.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/b2.gif" width=55 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="50"><a href="kongereh.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But4copy.gif" width=50 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="45"><a href="talifat.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But3copy.gif" width=45 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="120"><a href="moarefi.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But1copy.gif" width=120 border=0></a></TD> <TD vAlign=bottom height=36 width="84"><a href="index.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But10copy.gif" width=80 border=0></a>&nbsp;</TD> <TD height=36 width="34">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD></TR> <TR> <TD align=left colSpan=9 height=54 width="623"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Arial">BREASTFEEDING AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT</span></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top align=justify width=166 height=180><IMG height=174 src="foriegnarticle2_files/toppage1.gif" width=114 align=top border=0></TD> <TD width=673 height=180> <DIV align=left> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width=587> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="579"> <p align="left"><BR><font color="#000080"> <span style="font-family: Arial">Ann Reynolds , MD<br> &nbsp;</span></font></p> <TR> <TD width="579"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <font color="#A4738A"> <span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Arial">SUMMARY</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Although biochemical evidence seems to support the fact that more DHA is incorporated into the brain of breastfed infants compared with formula-fed infants, whether the levels of DHA in the brain are clinically significant is unclear. Because randomized trials cannot be done, this issue is difficult to study. The effects of&nbsp; breastfeeding&nbsp; on developmental outcome in term infants seems to be small or insignificant. For otherwise healthy children the potential difference are not clinically relevant; however, these small differences distributed over an entire population might have a significant effect on society. Although significant methodologic concerns exist, the effects breastfeeding on preterm infants may be greter than those for term infants. Extremely low birth weight, premature infants (&lt;750-1000g) have been found to have IQs that are 13 points lower than term controls and a 50% to 60% risk for requiring special-education services when they are in school.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In these infants, small improvements in IQ and neurologic function could have a much greater effect. Further study of neurodevelopmental outcome in premature infants fed breast milk compared with those fed preterm formula are indicated. This information should not change the practice of encouraging&nbsp; breastfeeding of term and preterm infants because other advantages to&nbsp; breastfeeding&nbsp; exist.</span><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <hr> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"><b> <font color="#910000">(The Pediatric Clinic of North America)</font></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <font color="#008000"> <span style="font-family: Arial">BREASTFEEDING 2001, PART I:<br>THE EVIDENCE FOR BREASTFEEDING</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <font color="#008000" size="2">Volume 48.Number1.February 2001</font></p> </TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV><BR> <DIV align=left> <TABLE height=67 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=599 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width=579 height=65> <P class=MsoNormal dir=rtl style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: -15px; DIRECTION: rtl; unicode-bidi: embed; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none" align=center><a href="index.htm">Home page</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-moarefi.htm">Introduction</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="eng-tarh.htm"> Research Studies</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-talifat.htm"> Editorships</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-translate.htm"> Translations</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-kongereh.htm"> Conferences</a>&nbsp; </P> <P class=MsoNormal dir=rtl style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: -15px; DIRECTION: rtl; unicode-bidi: embed; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none" align=center><a href="eng-tamas.htm">Contact Information</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-maghale.htm"> Articles</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="news.htm"> Scientific meets &amp; events</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="research.htm"> Research projects</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp; Theses</P></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></BODY></HTML>