Nursing Moms are Mother Tigers
According to recent research, breastfeeding mothers protect their babies and themselves more aggressively than mothers who bottle-feed, or women without children. The study of 18 nursing mothers, 17 formula-feeding mothers and 20 non-mothers also found that aggression in breastfeeding moms is associated with reduced blood pressure.
Mother & Tiger
Noting that mothers in numerous species exhibit heightened aggression in defense of their young when lactating, researchers from the University of California conducted a study to see if human mothers displayed similar increased aggressiveness when nursing.
Results were consistent with those observed in animals. While the benefits of breastfeeding for infants are well-known, the buffering effect of breastfeeding on stress responses and blood pressure for nursing moms was not. To read more about the study on MedicineNet.com, >Click Here.<
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