October 2017 Hot Flashes

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Breast is Best (For Mothers Too)

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that breastfeeding for the first six months of a child’s life can reduce the mother’s chances of dying from breast cancer by 10 percent. The reason behind this phenomenon is that during this period the mother does not experience a menstrual cycle which reduces her body’s exposure to estrogen. According to Otis Brawley, MD, chief medical officer for the ACS, "There is significant data that suggests that breastfeeding lowers risk." Therefore, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, consider breastfeeding your baby to grasp one of the many benefits of this practice. 

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