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Breast-Feeding Is Good for Mothers, Not Just Babies, Studies Suggest

Two recent studies suggest that breast feeding has even more benefits than previously known. Breast milk is not only ideal food for infants but has been found to have positive health benefits for mothers as well.

“One study found that breast-feeding may help protect women from a particularly vicious type of breast cancer. The other suggests that breast-feeding may act as a sort of “reset” button for metabolism after pregnancy, helping women who had gestational diabetes avoid becoming lifelong diabetics”

“The findings complement earlier research showing that women who breast-feed have a lower risk for breast and ovarian cancers, Type 2 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Breast-feeding may also promote cardiovascular health, including a healthy blood pressure.” Read more.

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