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14 August 2009

Breastfeeding lowers breast cancer risk

A woman with a mother or sister with breast cancer should "strongly" consider breastfeeding her baby, doctors advise in a report released after a new study.

A woman with a mother or sister with breast cancer should "strongly" consider breastfeeding her baby, doctors advise in a report released after a new study.

The findings stem from data on 60,075 nurses who had given birth and who participated in the long-running Nurses' Health Study between 1997 and 2005.

 
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