Breastfeeding Benefits Endure

Breastfeeding can have a lasting impact on your child's blood pressure later in life.


Today’s children are at risk for obesity and its accompanying health problems, including high blood pressure, but being breastfed during infancy might reduce risk of childhood hypertension. A study of more than 2,000 children found that mother’s milk had as positive an impact on children’s blood pressure at ages 9 to 15 as salt restriction or exercise. — S.R. ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD