Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is not only good for children; prolonged breastfeeding can also bring health benefits for mothers.

Breastfeeding and your health

There are a number of health effects associated with breastfeeding.

Prolonged breastfeeding reduces the risk of ovarian cancer

Breastfeeding is associated with a reduced risk of developing ovarian cancer, particularly if it takes place over a long period. Hormonal factors play a role here. Having children also has a beneficial effect; if you have more children, this reduces the risk of ovarian cancer.

Prolonged breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer

Breastfeeding is associated with a reduced risk of both pre-menopausal and post-menopausal breast cancer, particularly if it takes place over a long period. Hormonal factors play a role here. Having children also has a beneficial effect; if you have more children, this reduces the risk of breast cancer.

iGene Passport

iGene offers you an insight into your personal risks of developing conditions and tells you whether prolonged breastfeeding may be particularly important for you to help prevent certain conditions. In addition, an iGene Passport provides you with information on what else you can do to reduce any risks. Here we focus on behaviour that will help you maximise the benefits to your health. In the publication below you can read more about what iGene can do for you.

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