Women who breastfed their babies have reduced rates of ovarian cancer, researchers have found.
Increased ovulation heightens the risk of cell mutation which can cause ovarian cancer. As breastfeeding often delays ovulation, we were able to effectively demonstrate that breastfeeding for 20 months would decrease the risk of ovarian cancer by 50 per cent, and that the 20 months of breastfeeding could be spread over a number of children and still have the same effect.
“The results of our study would recommend that mothers breastfeed for 12 months to gain substantial effect – and longer if they wish.”
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