Breastfeeding for diabetes prevention.
J Pak Med Assoc. 2016 Sep ;66(9 Suppl 1):S88-90. PMID: 27582164
Resham Raj Poudel
Breastfeeding has been consistently observed to improve metabolism in mothers and their offspring. Apart from mother child bonding and nutritional benefits; it is associated with a decreased risk of acquiring metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in mothers, obesity and type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in their children. Early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding should therefore be highly encouraged and strongly supported.