Breastfeeding ‘protects mother’
"The longer a mother nurses her baby, the better for both of them "
- Dr Eleanor Bimla Schwarz
Women who breastfeed their babies may be lowering their own risk of a heart attack, heart disease or stroke, research suggests.
A US study found women who breastfed for more than a year were 10% less likely to develop the conditions than those who never breastfed.
Even breastfeeding for at least a month may cut the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.