how many breast cancer org's neglect to mention breastfeeding as protective against breast cancer? - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 3 Old 03-15-2011, 08:22 PM - Thread Starter
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I just sent this message to the CEO at breast cancer society


if we flood them, they won't be able to ignore us.



I was shocked to discover you didn't note breastfeeding on your reducing risk page:

A study by Yale University researchers showed that women who breastfed for two years or longer reduced their risk of breast cancer by 50 percent.

In the following you will find studies on breastfeeding's protective effects on mothers: 'New England Journal of Medicine', 'American Journal of Epidemiology' and 'Journal of Clinical Epidemiology'.

Please add it. Help the children of tomorrow while helping the mothers of today.



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The mission at is to help everyone affected by breast cancer make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives. reaches millions of people around the world each year, providing them with more than 6,000 pages of expert-reviewed information.

Please see the risk reduction section where breastfeeding is discussed.

 I hope this helps.

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Man I know! This benefit to BFing needs to be promoted more widely! Like for example I saw a list of 10 things a women can do to prevent cancer in Prevention magazine, and I felt like BFing should have been on that list! Young women making a choice about BFing or bottle need to know about this.

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