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WCRF supports National Breastfeeding Awareness Week

This week is National Breastfeeding Awareness Week and a great opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and to support mothers.

Scientists have found consistent evidence that breastfeeding protects against premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer. Based on this scientific evidence, one of our 10 Recommendations for Cancer Prevention is that women should aim to breastfeed their babies exclusively for six months, and then continue with complementary breastfeeding after that. This is in line with advice from the Department of Health and the … Continue Reading