USA – The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists along with many leading medical authorizations have recommended breastfeeding. The reason behind is that it is healthy for both the mothers’ as well as for the baby’s continued growth.


The decision of breastfeeding is a very private one and may draw some stout views from various sections of the society. But there are strong evidence, which imply that women, who are suffering from breast cancer, the possibilities of their diseases recurring in them is very slim if they breastfeed their babies.

According to a Journal published by the National Cancer Institute, some researchers did analyzes of 1,636 women infected by breast tumor. The results which they found were interesting!

They came to know that breastfeeding comprises of a powerful shielding effect, especially regarding some genres of breast cancer even the conjoint hormone sensitive strain. This protection was found to be the strongest among women who have been breastfeeding for over six months or even more.

Marilyn Kwan, one of the lead researchers from the US Healthcare renderer Kaiser Permanente exclaimed saying that it was their first study regarding the history of the purpose of breastfeeding in cancer reappearance.

They found that women who regularly breastfeed their babies, there are more possibilities of them getting the Luminal A sub-genre of breast tumor, which as per them is lesser, aggressive. They also hold that point that breastfeeding might set up an environment where such tumors may respond effectively to the anti-estrogen therapy!

Also, co-author Better Caan has said “Breastfeeding may increase the maturation of ductal cells in the breast, making them less susceptible to carcinogens or facilitate the excretion of carcinogens, and lead to slower growing tumors.”

Such tumors have very little possibilities of spreading to the rest of the body parts and can often be taken care of by the use of aromatase inhibitors and tamoxifen.

Thus, as a final say, breastfeeding reduces the possibilities of cancer by 30 % and also lessens the chances of dying by 28%. Hence, if one had, to sum up, this segment in one single line- the number of months a woman breastfeeds, the lesser prone would she be to such tumors!

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