Breast Cancer Risk Reduction. Dr Natalie Shenker

Breast Cancer Risk Reduction. Dr Natalie Shenker, BM BCh (Oxon), MSc, PhD Epigenetics and Breast Cancer (Imperial) Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer Risk: What Are the Facts? Breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC, the most aggressive breast cancers), probably in pre-menopausal women Breastfeeding may not affect the incidence or risk of hormone receptor…

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Big-Latch-On events in Canterbury: World Breastfeeding Week 2017

Registered Big-Latch-On venues in Christchurch and greater Canterbury All the events below will be held on Friday August 4th McFaddens Centre McFaddens Road, St Albans, Christchurch Doors open at 9.30am. Morning tea served from 10am. It’s a good idea to arrive before 10.15am if you are going to join in with the latch-on and breastfeed…

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Australian general practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and practices towards breastfeeding

Australian general practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and practices towards breastfeeding. Plos One 2018 Holtzman & Usherwood While all the GPs interviewed had positive attitudes towards breastfeeding, they were often lacking in knowledge and conviction to provide strong support for women during their breastfeeding journey. This is not surprising considering most GPs had little or no formal…

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Army mums

Supporting breastfeeding women re-entering or entering the paid workforce. Mums who are in the army breastfeed too! (Of course they do, but they need the support of their employers). Check out these photographs from America. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/7-powerful-photos-of-military-moms-breastfeeding-in-uniform_us_5730aa94e4b0bc9cb0475f14 Te Puawaitanga has now trained three mums from Burnham Military Camp as breastfeeding peer counsellors, and they are useful…

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Application of cabbage leaves compared to gel packs for mothers with breast engorgement: Randomised controlled trial.

Application of cabbage leaves compared to gel packs for mothers with breast engorgement: Randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2017 Wong et al Abstract BACKGROUND: The effects of cold cabbage leaves and cold gel packs on breast engorgement management have been inconclusive. No studies have compared the effects of these methods on breast…

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