There are always new stories about the health benefits of breastfeeding. Here are some recent ones:
Breastfeeding can reduce the mother’s risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis.. Here’s another article on this from the NYT.
A new study suggests that a mother’s seizure medication taken to control epilepsy is not harmful to her breastfed infant. The findings are preliminary, and not considered definitive.
Finally, a new study found that breastfeeding can reduce the mother’s risk of getting metabolic syndrome, a combination of factors that puts you at risk for heart disease and diabetes. Here’s a definition of metabolic syndrome. (Via Motherwear blog).
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