The offer of the maternal breast to the baby is an unquestionable right of mothers and their children, and all efforts should bemade to promote, follow and maintain exclusive breastfeeding for up to 6months and supplement it until the child completes 2 years of age. Many publications are available in the literature about the qualities of breast milk, its benefits and health repercussions, stimulating the practice of breastfeeding and supporting campaigns for its implementation. However, although it is widely known that breastfeeding is an important step in the reproductive process of women and its practice offers benefits to both mother and child, most of the available information highlights the benefits of breast milk for children, while mention of the effects of breastfeeding on the health of the mother is usually neglected.
NCBI Bookshelf. Nutrition During Lactation. Most studies of human lactation have focused on the quality and quantity of milk produced or on the effects of human milk on infants.
Not all women with breast cancer will experience changes in how they feel about sex. Indeed you may find that your sex life improves because you have had to think about your sexuality, and feel closer to your partner as a result. If there are problems, physical and emotional issues can arise weeks and months after treatment, if not years later.
Clinical experiences have revealed that patients with breast cancer experience various sexual problems following their treatment. This review focuses on sexuality after breast cancer and on a growing need for bio-psycho-social guidelines for breast cancer treatment. This study aims to review the literature on management, psychological outcomes and sexual dysfunction in patients with breast cancer. Although the benefits of the current treatment strategies are well established, many cancer survivors are at risk for developing psycho physiological symptoms including sexual dysfunction.
I was 34 weeks pregnant with my second son and had already started lactating on my right side when I first noticed a lump in my right breast. While breastfeeding my first son, who was 2 and a half years old by this point, my right breast was my hero boob. But my right side had also developed a clogged duct that turned into an abscess while I was breastfeeding him, and when I noticed a hard spot in the same area around this time, I figured I was dealing with a similar issue.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Inthe incidence of breast cancer was 5—7 per women in developed countries in patients less than 70 years of age, and 1—2 per in Asian and African countries. Several studies have suggested that breastfeeding may reduce the risk of several types of breast cancers.
Recent research shows that women who breastfed their children are at considerably less risk of developing breast cancer. Nonetheless, the results of other studies show that this greater protection only applies to pre-menopausal women. Based on the above results, there is still a certain controversy as to whether breastfeeding protects women against breast cancer.
We analyse global research on how lactation affects the risk of developing cancer. Breastmilk provides a complete source of nourishment for newborns and young infants. The World Health Organization WHO recommends that babies should be exclusively breastfed receive only breastmilk for the first six months of life for the health of both mother and child, and that breastfeeding should continue for up to two years or beyond, alongside other appropriate foods and drinks.
Learning to be comfortable with your body during and after breast cancer treatment is a personal journey, one that is different for every woman. Information and support can help you cope with these changes over time. Along with the emotional stress that cancer and its treatment can cause, many women with breast cancer also find themselves coping with changes in their appearance as a result of their treatment.