Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Breast feeding not only good for baby, but for the mother too

Occasionally, the kiddo and kiddo-relevant information will be slipping into this blog. Just a little warning.

It appears that there are a multitude of long-term health benefits for breast-feeding mothers. A U.S. study quoted in this BBC article points out correlations between breast feeding and benefits such as lower instances of: osteoporosis, diabetes, heart problems, and even strokes.

The findings suggest what many folks (especially midwives and great great grandmothers) have known for a long time -- breast feeding helps mothers recover more quickly from the birthing process. This quicker recovery appears to benefit health for decades after the fact.

Enjoy finding out what you're going to do anyway is being lauded by scientists a well,


[photo credit in linked article]

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