Besides being extremely important for the newborn and the mother as well stated in this article, studies strongly suggest that breastfeeding plays an important role in reducing the risk of breast cancer.
Implication: Women are encouraged to breastfeed as long as possible with the possibility of reducing breast cancer risk.
Knowledge is power that breeds awareness and awareness empowers us to take charge of our health and make sound decisions. On a lighter note, breast milk is cost effective and user-friendly.
Philippa Kibugu-Decuir, Houston, Texas, United States
Reaction to the story, “Why breastfeeding is vital for you and the baby”, (Women Today, July 11)
Breastfeeding plays a role in reducing breast cancer