Breastfeeding Could Save More Than 800,000 Children's Lives A Year
New studies have uncovered more health benefits for both mothers and children.By Ben Lawson | January 29, 2016
Breastfeeding could prevent the deaths of more than 800,000 children each year around the world, according to new research.
Children who are breastfed are found to have higher IQs, less risk of infection and lower death rates. It can also protect against diabetes and obesity later in life.
The benefits are there for mothers, too. Women who breastfeed also have a lower risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and type 2 diabetes.