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Breast feeding may cut risk of diabetes in high risk women

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 24 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6255
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Women with gestational diabetes should be encouraged to breast feed exclusively for at least two months to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, say researchers.

A prospective cohort study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine1 found that breast feeding exclusively for two months halved the risk of diabetes in women with gestational diabetes.

The Study of Women, Infant Feeding and Type 2 Diabetes …

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