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Breast Feeding Can Benefit the Mother as Well

Posted Aug 14 2009 6:34pm

Thanks to reader Dawn who pointed us to this web page on SFGate.com.

"New moms are well aware of the dozens of ways babies benefit from breast milk, but they often don't realize that nursing a child also benefits their own bodies. Studies have shown that women who breast-fed have a reduced risk of osteoporosis and ovarian cancer, as well as high blood pressure and heart disease decades later... And now a new study indicates that women who breast feed their babies even for short periods of time may lower their risk of developing premenopausal breast cancer if they have a family history of the disease."
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