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Does Breastfeeding Really Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

There are a lot of benefits to breast feeding, but can it really prevent breast cancer? While plenty of research has established a link, it’s surprisingly hard to get straight answers.

The bottom line - if you can and want to breastfeed, you definitely should. And, if someone in your family has had breast cancer, it’s even more important. Experts say if your family member had a particularly fast-moving or difficult-to-treat form of breast cancer, or she was diagnosed under 40-years-old, there's an even greater reason to breastfeed.

To check out all the research, read the full story from Fit Pregnancy.