Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Breastmilk reduces risk of child developing hypertention later in life

For moms of newborns. Studies have shown that babies who are breast­fed for more than 12 months have a dramatically reduced risk of de­velop­ing hypertension. Researchers believe long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (the same found in fatty fish) in breast milk provide a protective ef­fect for newborns.

[21] Mercola.com, Lack of Breastfeeding in Infancy Linked to High Blood Pressure as an Adult, (Accessed 9/28/08)

Very cool!  I hope that in continuing breastfeeding my son will protect him from this and so much more...

Mommy Bridget

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