For thousands of years, breast milk has always been at the forefront of all types of milk providing essential nutrients for children in the first days of life. In addition, breast milk provides additional antibodies that babies need because at this stage, their bodies are unable to make antibadiws to fight infections. What’s more, the amazing ability of breast milk and breastfeeding is to reduce the risk of cancer in both babies.
The American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund have a report that explains for how breastfeeding lowers breast cancer risk. They show that there is strong evidence that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of breast cancers in women.
Hormones such as estrogen, which are linked to increased risk of breast cancer. The expression of genes in breast cells may be changed by lactation that exerts a “lasting impact” on the risk of cancer development.
Breast cancer is a disease arises almost always in women that develops when abnormal cells in the breast begin a tumor by multiply. Even men also get breast cancer but this cancer is the most common in women, after skin cancer.
Woman should breast-feeding more than 6 months.
Many studies on lactation and breastfeeding showed that each 5 months for breastfeeding, the risk of breast cancer is lower 2 percent.
WHO recommends that before using other foods for babies, you should breast-fed exclusively up to 6 months. Breast milk provides infants with essential nutrients, it also boosts their immune system and helps to protect them from infection and asthma.
Women who can breast-feed can offer cancer protection for both the mother and the child. Many researchers recommend that you breastfeed as much as posible. Even if you give your baby formula, you should still breastfeed your baby intermittenly to help reduce the risk of breast cancer.
You should breastfeed for at least 1 year or if both you and your baby want to maintain this for longer, you can still continue to breastfeed to get many positive benefits from this. But, if you cant breastfeed, don’t be too stressed out. Not everyone who breastfeeds does not have breast cancer, and not everyone who doesn’t breastfeed will get breast cancer.
Note: when you want to breastfeed, it is very important for the mother to ensure the quality of milk and the health of both mother and baby.
Remember that the most effective way to reduce your risk of breast cancer is to have a healthy lifestyle. Only 5-10% of breast cancer cases are caused by inherited defects while the remaining 90-95% of cases are caused by living enviroment and living habits.
There are many factors afecting this such as smoking, eating a lot of fried and fried foods; drinking alcohol, stimulant use, sedentary lifestyle… this shows that breastfeeding is not the only way to reduce the rislk of breast cancer. if possible, you should breastfeed and if not, don’t worry too much.