Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of heart disease

This is the first time the protective relationship between breastfeeding and cardiovascular disease has been quantified, say researchers
Jocelyn Wright

Australian women are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease if they breastfeed, a study shows.

Mothers who breastfeed their babies have a 14% lower risk of developing, and 34% lower risk of dying from, cardiovascular disease, researchers say.