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#1 of 3 Old 07-19-2002, 01:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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today's Washington Post has a great article here!! Hooray for long term nursing.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...2002Jul18.html
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I was coming by this board just to see if anyone had posted this link yet or not. I heard this story on NPR this a.m. and they did a GREAT job! Imagine that if women in England nursed their babies just 6 mo longer on average than they normally do, the rate of breast cancer would drop 5% (1000 cases). WOW!

This is especially meaningful to me since my mom is a breastcancer survivor...
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Great article~thanks for the post!!!!!! I just wish health care practitioners would pass this info. (along with all the other reasons to bf) along to their patients during their pregnancy!!!!!

Warmly~

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