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Breastfeeding Protects Baby From Heart Disease

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke later in life and could prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Babies who are breastfed also suffer fewer childhood infections and allergies and are less prone to obesity. Researchers say the reason why breast-fed babies do better is because they grow more slowly in the early weeks. They also suspect that a hormonal trigger very early in life influences infant growth and sets the system for cardiovascular risk later in...

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