A new study shows breast-feeding provides protections from breast cancer.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A new study suggests breast-feeding can decrease risks of breast cancer. As reported by Reuters, researchers found after conducting a study which involved a sample of over 60,000 women that those with a family history of the disease who breast fed had a decreased chance of developing breast cancer before menopause than those who did not breast feed.
Dr. Alison M. Stuebe with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is quoted in the report as stating of the benefits of breast-feeding “Breastfeeding is good for mothers and for babies.” Stuebe is further quoted as stating, “That’s why we need supportive hospital policies, paid maternity leave, and workplace accommodations so that women can meet their breastfeeding goals.”
More information about the study may be found in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
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