Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Breastfeeding Tied To Lower Blood Pressure Risk

Following up on our post from Monday, a new study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that mothers who breastfeed for the recommended period of time, at least six months exclusively, may have a somewhat lower risk of developing high blood pressure later on in life. The study, which observed over 55,000 women, adds to evidence that breastfeeding might have benefits for mothers as well as babies.

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Reuters' coverage of the study.

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Click here if you missed Monday's blogpost and want to find out more information about online communities that encourage the sharing of breast milk.

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