Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms, Too

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(HealthDay News) — Breast-feeding ensures that baby gets all needed nutrients. It also may offer health benefits for mom, too.

The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these potential maternal benefits:

    Promotes weight loss and helps the uterus return to pre-pregnancy size.

    Reduces stress.

    Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes.

    Lowers risk of ovarian and breast cancers.

    Reduces risk of depression after pregnancy.

    Lowers risk of developing osteoporosis and iron-deficiency anemia.

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