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(HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding ensures that baby gets all needed nutrients. It also may offer health benefits for mom, too.
The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these potential maternal benefits:
Promotes weight loss and helps the uterus return to pre-pregnancy size.
Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes.
Lowers risk of ovarian and breast cancers.
Reduces risk of depression after pregnancy.
Lowers risk of developing osteoporosis and iron-deficiency anemia.
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