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Breastfeeding May Boost a Mom's Health as Much as Her Baby's

What's good for baby is good for mom! Did you know breastfeeding can also reduce a woman's risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol?

Experts say it's critical to begin breastfeeding immediately because the window of opportunity is small. Once you’ve missed it, there’s nothing you can do.

Researchers also found that women who breastfed their babies for less than one month had a higher risk of diabetes.

To learn more about the study and how hospitals can help support breastfeeding, read the full story from Yahoo Health.