Does breastfeeding prevent both type 2 and gestational diabetes?

From: Journal of the American College of Nutrition

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Participants/situation

  • 12 studies selected for inclusion.

Study

  • The paper is a systematic review / meta analysis of all relevant trials.
  • This means that the data from all similar trials has been grouped to form an overall outcome.

Results

  • Having been breastfed for at least 2 months may lower the risk of diabetes in children.
  • Breastfeeding may lower both maternal and paediatric rates of diabetes.
  • Women with diabetes should be strongly encouraged to breastfeed because of maternal and childhood benefits specific to diabetes that are above and beyond other known benefits of breastfeeding.

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