Major health boost for mothers who breastfeed, new SA research reveals.
South Australian researchers have discovered breastfeeding can have significant health benefits for mums. They have found women are more likely to have lower blood pressure and a healthier weight if they nurse their babies for at least six months.
Acknowledgements: Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation project grant awarded to Prabha H Andraweera, Gustaaf A Dekker and Claire T Roberts (GNT161305). Claire T Roberts is supported by a NHMRC Investigator Grant (GNT1174971) and a Matthew Flinders Fellowship from Flinders University. University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Divisional Scholarship awarded to MMP. NHMRC Peter Doherty BioMedical Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded to Prabha H Andraweera (GNT1090778).