Extracts from the Telegraph:
"Scientists compared 136 women with rheumatoid arthritis with 544 of a similar age who were free from the disease. They found that those who breast-fed for 13 months or more were 54 per cent less likely to develop the condition as women who had not.
Even women who breast-fed for between one and 12 months were 26 per cent less likely to suffer the disease."
"The study was published on the day that the singer Charlotte Church backed a Welsh Assembly campaign to encourage young mothers to breast-feed. Miss Church, 21, who breast-fed her eight-month-old daughter Ruby for six months, said she enjoyed bonding with her baby.
"Everybody knows mother's milk is best," she said."
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