Maternal diabetes was divided by two and other benefits of breastfeeding.

Health 23 January, 2018


Published the 23.01.2018 at 16h26


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“We found an association very strong between the duration of breastfeeding and the risk of developing diabetes, even after taking into account all the risk factors and confounding” welcomed Erica P. Gunderson, the lead author of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
In this study, which lasted 30 years, women who have breastfed for at least six months saw their risk of developing type 2 diabetes decrease of 47% compared to those who were not breastfed at all.
The incidence of diabetes decreased gradually as the duration of breastfeeding increased, regardless of the origin, gestational diabetes, lifestyle, body size and other metabolic risk factors measured prior to the pregnancy.

“We know for a long time that breastfeeding provides many benefits for both mothers and for babies, but previous evidence showed only weak effects on chronic disease in women,” says Tracy Flanagan, director of the pole of women’s health Kaiser Permanente. “Now, we see a protection much stronger. Nurses, hospitals and policy makers should help women and their families to breastfeed for as long as possible “.

Breastfeeding no longer has the coast in France.

Without an individual retrograde and giver of lesson – there are enough – we can just remember that, if a major car brand had chosen the image of breast-feeding to extol the virtues of the airbag, is that it has long been the symbol of happiness, at least the one of the serenity for the child… and the abnegation for the mother… which probably explains that it is no longer popular with modern French…

We are the same, indeed the red lantern of the countries of europe. More than one in two women, by lack of time or maybe simply out of fear to see his chest collapse, has chosen the bottle.

This is not by relief of the health of their children because never has it been so important ! It is, therefore, more certainly, by fashion, by lack of information or simply they don’t want to do that they do so. It must be admitted that the artificial milks formulas are very present, at birth, free of charge, even to maternity leave, and that they offer to the young mom – at least until the last few days and the case Lactalis – a simple, non-distressing nearly perfect from a nutritional point of view and economic.

An incentive to breastfeed

In addition to these new results on the prevention of diabetes, and a growing body of evidence that breastfeeding has a protective effect for mothers (reduced risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer, among others)… the properties of breastfeeding, more generally, are threefold.

First in the register dietary. The composition of the milk varies during a feeding, acid at first, then more bold, and that above all, it changes according to the needs of the baby. It is also, by the milk that the mother will provide evidence protective of her child. Then, there is the economic argument, the cost of milk powder, but it is doubtful in the face of the debate on the resumption of work, which for some mothers is a real blackmail to employment. Finally, there is the psychological aspect, because it is not just the milk that the mother provides to her child, but also a moment of true merger which may not be trivial for the future balance.

Despite all this, the tendency is to blame women. And it was wrong, because no medical study shows that breastfeeding offers more guarantees to be better in his skin or in his head. After having been informed objectively, without any sectarian spirit, because the fundamentalists are never very far away – it is up to the mom-to-be to choose. There is only one mandatory rule: once the decision is made it should be respected and not to talk about it.