How breastfeeding can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes for mums
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How breastfeeding can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes for mums

Endre Szvetnik
Endre Szvetnik

Mother’s milk is good and not just for the baby! There is more evidence that breastfeeding can cut the chances of type 2 diabetes for at-risk mothers who went through a temporary type of diabetes during pregnancy.

In 10 seconds? Gestational diabetes is a temporary disease that disappears after pregnancy but mums who experience it have a higher chance of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. However, this risk can be lowered by breastfeeding, a new study confirmed.

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