Breast feeding is highly beneficial to mother's health


According to New York times a recent study shows that breast feeding is not only good for baby but for mama too.
"Women who have breast-fed are at lower risk than mothers who have not for developing high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease decades later."

"The research, which is to be published in the May issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, analyzed data on some 139,681 women who had enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative, a long-term national study of postmenopausal women."

"Women who reported a lifetime history of more than a year of breast-feeding were 20 percent less likely to have diabetes, 12 percent less likely to have hypertension, 19 percent less likely to have high cholesterol and 9 percent less likely to have had a heart attack or a stroke by the time they enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative."

" Other recent studies suggest nursing may also reduce the risk of osteoporosis, breast and ovarian cancer, and Type 2 diabetes."

The assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Eleanor Bimla Schwarz:
"We've known for a long time that it's important for the baby's health, but we now know it's important for mothers' health as well."


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