Breastfeeding Greater Than 6 Months Is Associated with Smaller Maternal Waist Circumference Up to One Decade After Delivery

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months is optimal for infant health.1 However, an equivalently optimal duration for mothers to experience health benefits from breastfeeding has yet to be determined. This may be due to conflicting evidence regarding the association between breastfeeding and maternal health outcomes in the years after pregnancy.2

 

Source: Breastfeeding Greater Than 6 Months Is Associated with Smaller Maternal Waist Circumference Up to One Decade After Delivery

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