The May issue of “Obstetrics and Gynecology” magazine has published a study that included over 130,000 women and the long-term health benefits to their cardiovascular and pulmonary health. According to the study: “While breastfeeding for at least a month cuts the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, nursing for more than one year lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular events by 10 percent. “ Even just one month of breastfeeding your child can benefit your health and evidence shows that the longer you breastfeed, the more health benefits you will reap. That’s pretty exciting!
This study is great news to those who have breastfed and an inspiration to moms who have not made up their minds yet, or who may be having a hard time maintaining a breastfeeding relationship. Its absolutely worth it for both you and your child.
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