Hello to all the aunties, here is something good for all of you.
CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) — Breast-feeding is thought to protect babies from developing diabetes. Now research suggests it might even help keep their mothers from getting the disease, too.
A study found that the longer women nursed, the lower their risks of developing diabetes.
The findings are far from conclusive, but the researchers say breast-feeding may change mothers’ metabolism in ways that make the possible connection plausible.
These metabolic changes may help keep blood sugar levels stable and make the body more sensitive to the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin, said Dr. Alison Stuebe, the study’s lead author and a researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.