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Breastfeeding – a simple way to keep breast cancer at bay!

Breastfeeding has been known to reduce the risk of breast cancer and this effect is more pronounced in pre-menopausal women.

In an analysis of 47 studies, mothers who breastfed for a total duration of more than one year (all pregnancies combined) had a lower chance of developing breast cancer as compared to those who never breastfed.

Mothers who breastfed for more than two years got about twice the benefit as compared to those who breastfed only for one year.

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2 thoughts on “Breastfeeding – a simple way to keep breast cancer at bay!

  1. With all do respect, there’s a hole in this theory. I discovered the lump in my breast when my son was 18 months old, right after 17 months of breastfeeding. I believe that breastfeeding contributed to the rapid growth of my cancer but certainly don’t have any scientific data to back that up. I wonder if there’s a way to study the link between pregnancy and breastfeeding the the aggressive growth of some breast cancers. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

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