Eating afterbirth may benefit mothers

Ingesting placenta may improve the bond between mother and chid, reduce maternal hostility and prevent postnatal depression. But the practice is surprisingly uncommon among humans.

Eating afterbirth is widespread among other mammals, so researchers from University at Buffalo in the United States sought to find out why humans don’t.

While not scientifically proven to be beneficial, there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence about the positive impact of eating placenta.

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