According to a recent study by the George Institute, breastfeeding may significantly reduce a mothers risk of heart-attack or stroke later in life.
Researchers studied 300, 000 women in rural and urban areas of China over an eight year period and made some remarkable discoveries:
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Mothers who breastfed their babies had a nine percent lower risk of heart disease and an eight percent lower risk of stroke compared to mothers who never breastfed.
Among mothers who breastfed each of their babies for two years or more, heart disease risk was 18 percent lower and stroke risk was 17 per cent lower than among mothers who had never breastfed.