The Effect Of Breastfeeding On Ovarian And Breast Cancer Risks

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Introduction Since some years, there has been fundamental shift in infant nutrition research due to increasing evidence that the role of early nutrition during this vital period of life has deep biological effects and has an important consequence both in long and short-term health (Fewtrell 2007). The research that has been done in this area offers strong evidence that human milk feeding decreases the severity and incidence of a vast range of infectious diseases (Garner 1997). There are many benefits of breastfeeding reduces the ovarian and breast cancer risks and a reduction in other types of systemic health such as obesity, overweight, asthma and morbidity. In this way breastfeeding also becomes one of the main causes of benefits for the mothers (Horta 2013). In their report, WHO also recommends the exclusive breastfeeding until the infant is six months old. They further, recommend that the children should consume breastfeeding complemented with food intake until they are two years old (Horta 2013). Formula fed vs. Breastfed The evidence that is present regarding the infant feeding as a risk factor for dental caries in inconsistent in many ways. The risk regarding dental caries is closely related to carbohydrate content in breast milk besides the factors that decide the length of contact between the erupted dentition and the breast milk (Danielsson 2009). In contrast to formula, breast milk contains breast-specific Lactobacilli and other substances that include secretory
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