By Rachel MacPherson, CPT, Nov 11, 2022

“This is a fascinating and groundbreaking study. Research has always delved for the most part into health benefits for the baby, but not so in depth for the mother, specifically, the cardiovascular benefits,” said Kecia Gaither, M.D., who is board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine and the director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New York City. While one specific physiological process has been identified, this study review shows that several other causes contribute to the cardiovascular health benefits of lactation. Gaither helped unpack the potential factors.

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