Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms, Too
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Breast-feeding ensures that baby gets all needed nutrients. It also may offer health benefits for mom, too.

The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these potential maternal benefits:


Promotes weight loss and helps the uterus return to pre-pregnancy size.


Reduces stress.
Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes.
Lowers risk of ovarian and breast cancers.
Reduces risk of depression after pregnancy.
Lowers risk of developing osteoporosis and iron-deficiency anemia.

-- Diana Kohnle