13 Aug 2013
Jamie Mahurin Smith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, joins Peter Reizes to discuss her recently published study with Nicoline G. Ambrose in the Journal of Communication Disorders titled “Breastfeeding may protect against persistent stuttering.” In their study, the researcher’s found that “increased breastfeeding duration reduces the odds that a child’s stuttering will persist.”
JAMIE MAHURIN SMITH, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a researcher, speech-language pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Illinois State University.
Related Links and Research:
- Belfort, M.B., et. al. (2013). Infant feeding and childhood cognition at ages 3 and 7 years: Effects of breastfeeding duration and exclusivity. JAMA Pediatrics, E1-E9.
- Horata, L.B., Bahl, R., Martines, J.C., & Victora, C.G. (2007). Evidence on the Long-Term Effects of Breastfeeding: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis. World Health Organization.
- Horta, B.L. & Victora, C.G. (2013). Long-Term Effects of Breastfeeding: A Systematic Review. World Health Organization.
- Mahurin-Smith, J. & Ambrose, N.G. (in press). Breastfeeding may protect against persistent stuttering. Journal of Communication Disorders.
- Oddy, W.H., Li, J., Robinson, M., & Whitehouse, A.J. (2012). The Long-Term Effects of Breastfeeding on Development, Contemporary Pediatrics, 57-78.
- Whitehouse, A. J. O., M. Robinson, et al. (2011). The effects of breast-feeding duration on language ability to middle childhood. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 25(1): 44-52.
- Yairi, E., and Ambrose, N. (1999). Early childhood stuttering I: Persistency and recovery rates. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 42, 1097-1112