A friend of mine has been diagnosed with breast cancer at 8 months pregnant. She's been told that long-term breastfeeding is certainly out, as she'll be undergoing chemo and possibly radiation, but she is wondering about being able to give the baby colostrum after the birth which would be in-between treatments. She's also wondering about pumping and dumping to keep up supply, although that is probably out too as the hormones of breastfeeding are not good for her cancer. Anyway, can anyone point me to some resources I can send her on breastfeeding and cancer treatment? She's being really tough and sensible about the whole thing, and knows that her health must come first, but she would love to do what she can as far as nursing her baby.
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11/13/12 at 7:26pm