Breastfeeding Moms Have Half the Rate of Diabetes

RoseTracker| Researchers led by Dr Eleanor Bimla Schwarz at the University of Pittsburgh have determined that women who breastfeed their babies are half as likely to develop type 2 diabetes as women who do not.

Scientists aren’t clear why the rates of diabetes are lower, but they speculate the reason lies with the fact that breastfeeding moms lose post-pregnancy weight more easily and most of that fat is abdominal fat, the worst kind for our health.

This lower risk is significantly larger than Dr Schwarz determined in a large 2009 study of moms who breastfeed 35 years ago, although there was a significant difference 35 years later.  Read on in Sensual Health.