London: New mothers who find it hard tobreastfeed their babies, have no need to feel guilty -- as aNorwegian study found that difficulty in feeding a newborn canbe due to the higher levels of male hormone in womb duringpregnancy. After reviewing all the available evidence, researchersfrom Norwegian University of Science and Technology said,mothers who find breastfeeding so hard should not feel guilty.
"A mother should do what makes her happy," he said. He argued that it is the hormone balance in the wombwhich explains both a mother`s ability to breastfeed and anyapparent health benefits of a baby who is breastfed - ratherthan the breast milk itself. Last year Prof Carlsen`s team reviewed 50 internationalstudies on the relationship between breastfeeding and health. In the study, published in journal Acta Obstetricia andGynacologica Scandinavica, the researchers followed 180pregnant women.PTI
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