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February 12, 2016

Breastfeeding Builds Bones

Are you getting enough calcium and vitamin D to build your bones and prevent osteoporosis? Good! Now it's time to help your kids.

According to Osteoporosis International, the best time to start building bones is during the first three months of life.

The Menzies Centre for Population Health Research in Tasmania, Australia, studied the bone density of 330 8-year-old boys and girls. They found one common factor among those with the strongest bones: All had all been breast fed during the first three months.

Breastfeeding for less than three months, by the way, didn't provide measurable help.

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