Below is a range of studies on the effects of breastfeeding on blood pressure and related conditions. For further reading and research, scroll to the links at the bottom of the page.
Breastfeeding in the First Days of Life Is Associated With Lower Blood Pressure at 3 Years of Age
A total of 2382 children with complete data on early life feeding and blood pressure were analysed in this CHILD (Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development) Cohort Study, with findings indicating that any breastfeeding, regardless of duration or exclusivity, is associated with lower blood pressure at 3 years of age. Among breastfed children, there was no significant dose‐response association according to the duration or exclusivity of breastfeeding.