posted on Nov, 23 2005 @ 07:42 AM
This is good news. Confirming that breastfeeding is very beneficial not only to the baby but the mother too.
You can lower your risk for Type 2 diabetes just by breastfeeding.
Dr. Alison Stuebe says, "Women who breastfeed reduce their risk of diabetes by 15% for each year they breastfeed."
The study looked at more than 150,000 women. Those who breastfed their babies for at least one year saw that positive effect.
Plus it raises the babies IQ also.
"Our study confirms that breast-feeding is accompanied by about a five-points higher IQ than in bottle-fed infants," Anderson said. Within that
increase, Anderson said, he and his associates were able to separate the benefits from mother-infant bonding, from the purely nutritional benefits of