The benefits of breastfeeding for a mom include quicker recovery from delivery and, according to a new study, less risk of developing diabetes. Also, both white and black women seemed to benefit, and the longer the duration of lactation the stronger the link.
Breastfeeding one's newborn or infant has become an issue fraught with controversy and untoward pressure on new moms to eschew formula, or "the bottle." But mothers and families should make that decision based on their own needs and lifestyles, and refuse to be bullied by "lactavists."