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Diabetes Watch Blog: Breastfeeding Decreases Diabetes Risk In Mothers

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Nov 23, 2005

Breastfeeding Decreases Diabetes Risk In Mothers

Breastfeeding Decreases Diabetes Risk In Mothers
Very few women are ignorant of the advantages of breastfeeding their young ones, but the many benefits to the mother are often neglected or even unknown.

One of the best secrets of breastfeeding is that it is as healthy for mothers as for babies. It is believed to safeguard babies from developing diabetes. Longer a woman nurses her baby, lower is the risk of developing diabetes.

Dr. Alison Stuebe, the lead author of a new study and a researcher at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital has said that breastfeeding changes the body metabolism, which aids in keeping the levels of blood sugar stable and there is proven evidence for this fact.

Chances of developing type-2 diabetes are 15% less in women who breastfeed for at least one year in comparison to those who have never breastfed. According to researchers good lifestyle habits like exercise, diet and smoking does not affect the benefits conferred by breastfeeding.

Dr. Ruth Lawrence of the University of Rochester in New York, author of a medical textbook on breast-feeding said that according to earlier research it was found that breastfeeding reduces the women's risk of breast and ovarian cancer and osteoporosis. Now diabetes could also be added to that list.

Breastfeeding is also beneficial for the babies. So mothers should be encouraged to breastfeed babies for their mutual benefits.

JoAnn      Return to Diabetes Blog Main

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