October 2015

Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

breast-feeding-ftrIt is commonly known that breastfeeding is beneficial for babies’ health, but did you know that breastfeeding also has health benefits for moms?  Not only does breastfeeding lower a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer in the first place, but recent research also shows that women who breastfeed their babies and later develop breast cancer are less likely to have the cancer return or to die from it than women who do not breastfeed (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/breastfeeding-may-change-womens-breast-cancer-risk/).

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