Mothers Lack Knowledge Of Breastfeeding, Cancer Link

July 28, 2008

According to researchers, many mothers are unaware of the link between breastfeeding and a reduced risk of breast cancer. Mothers who breastfeed their baby for six months after giving birth reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.Boston (ChattahBox) – According to researchers, many mothers are unaware of the link between breastfeeding and a reduced risk of breast cancer. Mothers who breastfeed their baby for six months after giving birth reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) conducted a survey which revealed 75% of women have no idea breastfeeding their babies reduces their risk of breast cancer.

For men it was even worse, as 87% had no idea that breastfeeding could help the mother cut the risk of developing breast cancer.

The report also showed that 70% of women are unaware that breastfeeding helps their babies too. Breastfeedings helps reduce the risk of childhood obesity later in life.

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among women, and studies have shown breastfeeding can help prevent it.

More education is being called on to help mothers understand the benefits of breastfeeding.


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