Breast-Feeding Helps Mom Stay Slimmer Later in Life

March 8, 2010. Posted in: Blog Posts

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FRIDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — The benefits of breast-feeding for infants are numerous and well-known, but researchers are finding more and more that breast-feeding can be a boon to mom’s health as well.  “The study, which was scheduled to be presented Friday at an American Heart Association conference on cardiovascular health in San Francisco, found that middle-age women who consistently breast-fed their children had waist circumferences that were an average of 2.6 inches smaller than women who had never breast-fed… …’Belly… fat is the least healthy place for women to store fat, and breast-feeding really seems to be targeting this bad fat,’ said study author Candace McClure, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Pittsburgh.