Breastfeeding and blood pressure

More good news about breastfeeding! The University of Western Sydney's research has found that women who breastfeed are less likely to develop high blood pressure later in life than women who have never given birth, and even less likely than women who had given birth but not breastfed.

The research found that the longer a woman breastfeeds, the less likely it was that she would have high blood pressure later in life.

The recommendation is that women breastfeed exclusively for at least six months, and preferably for 12-24 months.

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