Presentation Information

Jamie Smith

Breastfeeding may protect against persistent stuttering

  • Speaker: Jamie Smith , Ph.D., CCC-SLP, IBCLC
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 30 Mins
  • Credits: .5 CERP, .5 Nursing CEU, .5 CME

Breastfeeding plays a role in neurodevelopment, and healthy neurodevelopment lays a critical foundation for fluent speech. This study was driven by the hypothesis that breastfeeding might protect against persistent stuttering. In our sample of 47 children with developmental stuttering, longer breastfeeding duration was significantly associated with reduced odds of persistent stuttering.