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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".

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