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Does breastfeeding reduce the chances of getting breast cancer?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on Jul. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Some kinds of breastcancer are lowered if you BF atleast 6 months
    http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/news/20080825/breastfeeding-vs-breast-cancer-risk
    This study says your rate goes down for every 5 months you breastfeed
    http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2008/04/21/does_breastfeeding_protect_a_woman_against_breast_cancer/
    tabi_cat1023

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 6:45 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • yes but I believe it is if you do for a certain amount of time. I had a teacher who had breast cancer that was telling us if you breast feed when you have babies you reduce your chance due to the fact that you use the ducts in your breast where cancer can form.
    Moe727

    Answer by Moe727 at 6:17 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I remember hearing that too in the birthing class. I thought that they said it would reduce your risk if you did breastfeed with more than one child.
    silvia316

    Answer by silvia316 at 6:44 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • yep! also, if you were a breastfed female, you're less likely to get breast cancer. so if you were lucky enough to be breastfed and to breastfeed your own children, you're even LESS likely to get it!
    Kat770

    Answer by Kat770 at 8:36 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

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