Breast-Feeding May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

A new study has found a link between breast-feeding and a reduced risk for an aggressive form of breast cancer called hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer. The international study found that women who breast-fed were up to 20% less likely to develop hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer when compared to those who did not breast-feed. The researchers write, “The findings show the need for more public health programs that directly inform women about the benefits of breast-feeding, and for removal of obstacles to breast-feeding in the home, community, and workplace.”
Annals of Oncology, October 2015