A News-Medical.Net report reveals breastfeeding protects women from rheumatoid arthritis.
Swedish researchers have found in a study on rheumatoid arthritis that breastfeeding protects women from the disease.
A team at Malmo University Hospital found that women who breastfeed for more than a year reduce their chance of rheumatoid arthritis by half.
It was also found that having children and not breastfeeding did not seem to protect the women against developing rheumatoid arthritis.
Experts say the study results differ from other research results where it has been suggested that breastfeeding is a risk factor for developing rheumatoid arthritis for some women soon after giving birth to their first child.