Breastfeeding protects against obesity

The Lancet, breast milk consumption was associated with lower later blood pressure in children born prematurely.

Extensive research points to compelling advantages of breastfeeding for infants, mothers, families and the environment. Breastfeeding significantly decreases the risks to a large number of acute and chronic diseases. Research further suggests that peer support is fundamental in breastfeeding success rates.

La Leche League International Press Release, March 2002.

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