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Breastfeeding may lower risk of childhood leukemia
Breastfeeding may lower risk of childhood leukemia (June 1, 2015 - Insidermedicine) From Israel - According to a report published in JAMA Paediatrics, breastfeeding may reduce risk of childhood leukaemia. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis comprised of 18 studies. They found that breastfeeding for six months or longer was associated with a 19% reduced risk of childhood leukaemia, when compared to women who didn’t breastfeed at all or who had breastfed for a shorter period of time. There was an 11% reduced risk among those who breastfed, regardless of duration, when compared to those who never breastfed.
 
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