Source: Daily Mail
Breastfeeding may help to cut the risk of children developing diabetes and becoming obese in later life, scientists claim.
New research shows that breastfed children follow a different growth pattern than non-breastfed children, which is likely to have health benefits many years later.
Breast milk lowers levels of growth hormone IGF-1 and insulin in the blood, which reduces the rate of growth even after the child has started on solid foods.
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