Last week we mentioned that breastfeeding our babies was probably not such a bad idea, especially as those who are introduced to cereals too early are more likely to develop celiac disease.
Since then we've heard some more good news about breastfeeding (as though anyone needed convincing). Researchers have found that babies who are exclusively breastfed are protected from hypertension later in life. It's so protective that it is equivalent to the elimination of salt from the diet and exercise in adult life.
This new discovery was made by researchers who have analysed the health records of 2,000 children participating in the European youth heart study.