Jan 17, 2009

Unexpected Benefit of Breastfeeding

Bet you didn't know THIS:

With triple bypass surgery doctors usually use a blood vessel from the leg for "spare parts".

Another option is a healthy mammary blood vessel. Nursing may strengthen and enhance mammary blood vessels making them useful as "spare body parts' many years later. In bypass surgery, the mammary vessel has a life expectancy of ten-plus years while a leg vessel has a life expectancy of five-plus years.

Wow. New use for the "girlies" after the hard work is done.

source: The Gem Sunshine LLL area newsletter

1 comment:

Twisted Cinderella said...

Wow that is really cool! I never knew tht.

Locations of visitors to this page


Related Posts with Thumbnails