Facebook Pixel

Breastfeeding Good For Mother and Baby: Study

Rate This

Research in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows women who breast feed for a year or more reduce their risk of heart disease by 10%!

“We have known for years that breastfeeding is important for babies’ health; we now know that it is important for mothers’ health as well. Breastfeeding is an important part of the way women’s bodies recover from pregnancy.” Said Researcher Dr Eleanor Bimla Schwarz. Breastfeeding helps reduce fat stores in the body and releases hormones researchers believe to be beneficial as well.

Who knew nursing your baby could also protect your heart?!

Eliz Greene is the author of The Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart. Drawing on her experience surviving a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins, struggling to lose the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy, and her background as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed simple strategies and tips to help other busy women be more active, eat better and manage your stress.

As the Director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative, Eliz travels the country energizing and inspiring audiences in keynotes and workshops on women’s heart health. She writes one of the top 100 health and wellness blogs. Find more at www.EmbraceYourHeart.com.

Add a Comment1 Comments

EmpowHER Guest

Although breastfeeding can have it's difficulties,especially in the beginning, it is so wonderful to know that you have made the right choice for your child's and your own health! That is real peace for those who are concerned about our foodsource. Cows are not known for intelligence, but we raise our children on their fortified milk at a time when the brain/immune system is growing and developing.

April 21, 2009 - 1:52pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.


Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!