Diabetes

Breastfeeding and type 2 diabetes risk

Breastfeeding secures delivery of sugar and fat for milk production by changing the insulin sensitivity of organs that supply or demand these nutrients, a new study led by UT Southwestern scientists suggests. The findings, ...

Health

Women who breastfeed face prejudices, study finds

(Medical Xpress) -- A study conducted at Montana State University concludes that even though breastfeeding is healthy, cheap and benefits both mother and child, there exists a strong bias against nursing mothers by both men ...

Cardiology

Breastfeeding may help a mom's heart

Studies have long touted the benefits of breastfeeding for infants, including stronger immune systems and lower risk for asthma, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. But babies aren't the only ones benefiting: Nursing also appears ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Like mama bears, nursing mothers defend babies with a vengeance

(Medical Xpress) -- Women who breast-feed are far more likely to demonstrate a "mama bear" effect — aggressively protecting their infants and themselves — than women who bottle-feed their babies or non-mothers, ...

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