The Boston Globe is reporting on a new study that re-visits the age old question - does breastfeeding provide any...
The Boston Globe is reporting on a new study that re-visits the age old question - does breastfeeding provide any protection from breast cancer. It's been up in the air in the past, with many researchers erring on the side of yes, breast cancer risks are lessened if you breastfeed. A new study published in January by the American Institute for Cancer Research, notes that, "The evidence is now "convincing" that breastfeeding lowers the risk of both pre-menopausal and post-menopausal breast cancer." The research is based on 98 different studies related to breastfeeding, lactation, and breast cancer risk. This same research notes that ovarian cancer risks may also be lowered if you breastfeed, but as of yet research on this is not as conclusive as the breast cancer research. So, another good reason to breastfeed! Learn more about this study.

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