Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 12 April 2018 Breastfeeding isn’t just beneficial for babies, it’s good for moms, too. Breastfeeding isn’t just beneficial for babies, it’s good for moms, too. In a large study analysing data collected from some 5000 women over a period of three decades, US researchers have demonstrated that breastfeeding for six months or more lowers the mother’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes during her childbearing years by 47 percent. According to Tracy Flanagan, one of the researchers involved, “this is yet another reason that doctors, nurses and hospitals, as well as policymakers should support women and their families to breastfeed as long as possible". 0 NEXT ON HEALTH24X 'Help! My baby's cough sounds like a dog's bark' 2019-08-24 10:00 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Exactly how can flu damage your heart? Medical 10 things to know about your vagina that'll change how sex feels Mental health How toes become fingers in the brains of 'foot painters' Mental health Lots of time on social media linked to anxiety and depression in teens Medical Why obese teen boys could be prone to heart attacks in middle age Diet and nutrition WATCH: Science has discovered that cheese is as addictive as cocaine Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.