Now scientists have discovered that this very natural process can help women stay slim for decades, announced Daily Mail.
The study found women who breastfeed their children even a few months, less frequently suffer from obesity 30 years later.
Researchers at Oxford University found that every 6 months in which mother breastfeed her child, can lose nearly 1 kilogram of weight – depending on weight and height.
Although this does not sound much, scientists say this can help prevent cancer, heart problems and other diseases related with overweight and obesity.
Doctors and midwives are concerned that many women gain too much weight during pregnancy, which then fail to lose.
If they get pregnancy again, it would mean that they will continue to gain weight.
The last study involving 740,000 women – provide compelling evidence that breastfeeding may help to reverse the process of earning pounds and was the first friend of the mothers in the battle to maintain a healthy weight.
Breastfeeding and consuming more energy experts say breastfeeding burns about 500 calories a day – equivalent to one standard workout in the gym.
Scientists have proven that for every 6 months nursing a baby, the mother reduces the index of body mass with over 1%.
The chief author of the study, Dr. Christie Bobrou of Oxford University, said: “So far we know that breastfeeding is the best thing for a baby. With this study proved that there are benefits of breastfeeding for the mother, even 30 years after the child was born. “