Breast-feeding can help reduce risk of breast cancer

October 24, 2011

When we think of modifiable risks associated with breast cancer, things like weight, alcohol consumption, and even hormone replacement therapy immediately come to mind.

Another modifiable risk that often isn’t thought of immediately, or even at all, is breast-feeding.

Breast-feeding is often overlooked and completely natural, and it’s something that many women can do to help prevent the occurrence of breast cancer.

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Rosanna Gray-Swain discusses why breast-feeding can help reduce the risks and why it’s often overlooked as a modifiable risk factor.


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