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Breastfeed for lower blood pressure

Source: Newswise, press release
Breastfeeding as Good for Children’s Blood Pressure as Exercise, Salt Restriction

Source: WebMD, Jennifer Warner
Breastfeeding May Lower Child’s Blood Pressure

Source: News24
Breast is best for heart

Source: Medpage Today by Katrina Woznicki
Breastfeeding May Lower Older Children’s Blood Pressure

Source: BBC
Breast milk lowers blood pressure

Our Summary

We found multiple stories this week about a report showing that breastfeeding lowers blood pressure.

From the BBC article: Researchers found it was as good for children’s blood pressure as exercise and cutting salt intake is for adults. and … The researchers said their findings suggested a direct causal link between breastfeeding and lower blood pressure in older children.

The original study is online as a pdf file (220k) [6]

For a detailed coverage of the report, see the Medpage today article.

The American heart website has a good information page on child high blood pressure

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Kellie is 37 years old and together with her brother Steve makes up the My Health Software team.

She helps on the websites and gathering news for the programs. Kellie worked in the medical industry prior to having her two children (8 and 6) and has a strong interest in self awareness and management of health conditions.