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Breastfed Babies have low risk of cancer

Breastfed babies not only have a lower risk of catching infections, asthma and diarrhea, but also have a higher resistance to cancer. Breastfeeding also reduces the risk of developing breast cancer. There is growing evidence to suggest that breastfeeding helps in reducing the risk of developing uterine and ovarian cancer too.

Colostrum, also known as the first milk, has high concentrations of antibodies that help protect the mucous membranes in the throat, lungs, and intestines of the infant.

Breastfeeding also helps reduce the incidence of post-delivery depression. Also, breastfed babies have a lower risk of a condition referred to as the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

There is another misconception that breast cancer could be transmitted through the milk of the mother but there is no evidence to substantiate that. Breastfeeding should however not be given while the mother is receiving chemotherapy as the drugs can harm the baby.

For every 12 months of breastfeeding, the risk of breast cancer decreases by 4.3%, compared to women who did not breastfeed. Risk decreases by 3.4% for each child breastfed, compared to women who did not breastfeed.

Breastfed also protects babies from gaining excess body fat. Among adults, excess body fat links to increased risk of different cancers. Breastfed may delay the mother’s menstrual cycle after delivery. Breastfed lowers the levels of hormones in the mother’s body that are linked with the increased risk of cancer.

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Breastfed babies not only have a lower risk of catching infections, asthma and diarrhea, but also have a higher resistance to cancer. Breastfeeding also reduces the risk of developing breast cancer. There is growing evidence to suggest that breastfeeding helps in reducing the risk of developing uterine and ovarian cancer too.

Breastfed also protects babies from gaining excess body fat. Among adults, excess body fat links to increased risk of different cancers. Breastfed may delay the mother’s menstrual cycle after delivery. Breastfed lowers the levels of hormones in the mother’s body that are linked with the increased risk of cancer. Breastfed babies less likely to become over weight as they grow older. Elements that pass from mother to baby – such as the appetite-regulating hormone leptin may play a role in reducing cancer risk.

The hormones estrogen and progesterone have been linked to tumors. Breastfeeding acts as a natural contraceptive, lowering hormone levels which extends the women’s menstrual cycle. The hormone called oxytocin, which tells the body to produce more milk during feeding is one of the protective effect for the mother’s.

Pregnancy before 30 years of age and breastfed reduce a woman total number of lifetime menstrual cycles. Breastfeeding may cause changes to breast cells that make them more resistant to cancer-related modifications.

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is being celebrated every year from August 1 to 7 in more than 120 countries to encourage the breastfeeding and improve the health of babies and mothers around the world.

 

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# Tushar 2018-08-13
Hii, I am from Jhansi, I want to know can cigerrete sharing can lead to syphilis ?
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# Dr. Pooja 2018-08-14
yes,sharing cigerette,drinking cups,common spoons etc can also lead to syphilis, Generally whenever the fluid of a person who has syphilis is shared,the infection can occur, you should also consult with good Gynecologist in Jhansi
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# Aarav Older than three months
Hii, I am from Jyotiba Phule Nagar, Please tell that can moisture be responsible for infections ?
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# Dr. Naresh Older than three months
Hello, good to see that you are from Jyotiba Phule Nagar, yes,that is why u must keep your genital organs clean and dry because moisture can favour infections.
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# Harikiran Older than three months
Hello, plz let me know Can gonorrhoea be transmitted to small children, should I consult with good maternity doctor in Dakshina Kannada
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# Dr. Pooja Older than three months
yes,this can be transmitted by infected mothers to children, In this case it is called as ophthalmia neonatorum, find list of good doctor-.Obstetrician in Dakshina Kannada
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# Nishith Older than three months
Hii, I am from Khandwa, Please tell that can moisture be responsible for infections ?
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# Dr. Naresh Older than three months
Hello, good to see that you are from Khandwa, yes,that is why u must keep your genital organs clean and dry because moisture can favour infections.
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# Aarav Older than three months
Can gonorrhoea be caused by the infected towels, also provide the list of good gynecologist in Durg?
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# Dr. Pooja Older than three months
Gonorrhoea can be transmitted by the infected towels, handkerchiefs of the infected person, But most cases are due to sexual contacts, find here list of good Gynecologist in Durg.
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# Vaibhav Older than three months
Hii, plz tell me,Which tests can confirm syphilis in primary stage, also suggest name of good maternity hospitals in Indore ?
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# Dr. Naresh Older than three months
During the primary stage,DG illumination tests are very helpful, find good maternity hospitals-Maher Maternity Nursing Home - Nagpur.
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# Vaibhav Older than three months
Hello, plz tell me what are venereal diseases, can you plz suggest some good gynecologist in Itawa ?
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# Dr. Pooja Older than three months
veneral diseases are those which can be spread through sexual contact, The spreading agents can bacteria ,viruses etc, The examples are syphilis and gonorrhoea can be can spread by sexual contact, you can also find list of Gynecologist in Itawa.
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