Breastfeeding for Heart Health

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Most of us are already aware that breastfeeding has many benefits, just a few of which include:

I was so happy to recently come across yet another reason why breastfeeding is not only the best food for babies, but also beneficial to their mamas!

Here's a little clip from an article I read the other day:

Compared with women who’d never breast-fed, those who’d done so for more than 12 months were 3.5 percent less likely to have high blood pressure, 1 percent less likely to get diabetes, 2.5 percent less likely to have high cholesterol or high triglyceride levels, and nearly 10 percent less likely to have cardiovascular disease. The researchers even saw a reduction in these diseases among women who’d breast-fed for shorter periods of 7 to 12 months.

            Read Moms Who Breastfeed Gain Healthier Hearts

Want a healthier heart and cardiovascular system? Go ahead and give that sweet baby of yours all the milkies they want, and you'll both benefit!

Want to know more of the benefits of breastfeeding? Check out 101 Reason to Breastfeed Your Child!

A Parent's Guide to Natural Remedies eCourse

I don't know if you've seen it or not, but I've shared a couple times this week about a collection of resources I'm honored to be a part of with some really brilliant authors and bloggers.

Before it's gone, I wanted to make sure that you knew that "A Parent's Guide to Natural Remedies" eCourse is included in the collection. If you're anything like me, you want to learn more about using natural methods for taking care of your family, but sometimes it's just hard to know where to start. Roxanne and Wendi have done a masterful job of boiling down the complexities of wholistic family care - including homeopathy, cell salts, essential oils, probiotics, and a bunch more - and making it really accessible for regular moms.

The crazy thing is...although they usually sell the eCourse at $95 (and it's a steal at that!), they've agree to include it in the special collection of resources I've helped put together, for only $29.97.

But, if you think getting a crash course in natural remedies at two thirds off the regular price is awesome, I think you'll be surprised to learn that it comes with 98 other resources handpicked for moms like you and me.

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundleis a complete library of carefully selected eBooks, eCourses, audios, online conferences, and printable packs from many of the top homemaking bloggers and writers on the web, to help you be the best mom and homemaker you can possibly be.

Now, you're obviously not going to read every eBook, and every eCourse (that would be a bit much!), but I think you'll find a number of resources in the collection to inspire, teach, equip, and encourage you in your role as a homemaker for years to come.

Valued at over $1290 but at a price tag of just $29.97, this is one tool your home can't do without!

Plus, everyone who buys a bundle through Keeper of the Home gets a bonus 2 oz. liquid herbal remedy AND our very own 4 ebooks, all designed to help you with more affordable, healthy homemaking. Learn more HERE.

But time is running out! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle will only be available from 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, April 20 until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, April 27.

About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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  1. Tiffany, you’re right that some of the percentages aren’t too high (though I think a 10% reduction in cardiovascular disease is fairly significant), but it’s just another one of the benefits of breastfeeding, and they are so numerous! I really enjoy seeing scientific research come out with more and more to back up the fact that this simple way that God has given us to nurture our babies is right and good in so many ways!

  2. Well, I was planning to breastfeed after I have kids anyway, but those percentages are pretty low…. In other words, it only reduces your risk by a teeny little bit.

  3. I always feel so accomplished when I’m breastfeeding. It’s amazing how God’s design is so so perfect!

  4. I think I’ll go to healthy heart heaven then! I nursed 5 kids, about 1-2 years each. The later ones got a full two years.

  5. kai, who is almost 25 months now, is just starting to self-wean. of course i want to support his independence, but i am going to miss our regular bubba time when he finally is all done!