Breastfeeding Benefits

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:52

A new study published in The Journal of the American Heart Association on June 21, 2017, says that mothers who participate in breastfeeding also offer substantial benefits to child health and it has also been associated with lower risk of maternal cardiovascular diseases in later life.

However, the evidence on the effects of CVD is still inconsistent, especially in East Asians, in whom the frequency and duration of breastfeeding significantly differ from those in the West.

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