The researchers tracked a group of 70,000 Danish children for about 12 years. The kids who were breastfed for their first 3 months had a one in 135 chance of developing epilepsy. Those that were breastfed for 6 months had a one in 150 chance. The incidence dropped even lower for those breastfed for at least 9 months, with a one in 200 chance.
Although this is a new study that requires more testing, there is no harm in breastfeeding to prevent seizures if this connection is accurate. In general, breast milk has beneficial health aspects, providing essential nutrients for baby's brains. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding exclusively for six months, as well as providing it along with solid foods until the child is 2 years old.