Tiny Tusk Internship: The Relationship Between Duration of Breastfeeding and the Development of Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Vowell Johnson, Kelly
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that remains highly prevalent in the youth community, yet its cause cannot be definitively placed. With the idea that this condition is primarily targeting children, the problem and possible solution may lie in infancy. The purpose of this literature review was to integrate evidence from studies published from 2015 to 2021 on the relationships between duration of breastfeeding during infancy and the development of ADHD. The results of this review supported the hypothesis that a longer duration of breastfeeding has a protective effect on childhood development and reduces the risk of developing ADHD symptoms or diagnosis.
Breastfeeding, ADHD, Infant, Tiny Tusks
Gribble, M. (2021). Tiny Tusk Internship: The Relationship Between Duration of Breastfeeding and the Development of Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/nursuht/139