Breastfeeding Protects Against High Blood Pressure

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 15, 2013 at 11:37 PM Hypertension News
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A recent insight has revealed that mothers who breast feed are benefited with a lowered risk of developing high blood pressure later in life.
Breastfeeding Protects Against High Blood Pressure
Breastfeeding Protects Against High Blood Pressure
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The study conducted by researchers from The University of Western Sydney (UWS), found that women who breastfeed carry a nine percent lesser chance of having high blood pressure than women who never had children.

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"Hopefully this research will add to the discussion between women and their physicians and midwives," Dr Joanne Lind, from UWS School of Medicine. "Whenever possible, women should be encouraged to breastfeed as long as possible as the protective effect of breastfeeding increases with the length of time breastfeeding."

This is the first study of its kind to show the connection between breastfeeding and its protective effect on blood pressure.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a guideline to women recommending breastfeeding for a minimum of six months per child.



Source: Medindia
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