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A 45-year-old female asked:

Had 2 babies in my early 40's. read that increased risk of breast cancer for 10 years after birth. how much of a risk ? breastfeed both.

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good ; bad news: Waiting until age 40 to interrupt the menstrual cycle with children does increase the risk of breast cancer for women in general.(bad news) the good news is that having a child decreases that risk for you compared to women who have never had children. Nonetheless, check your breasts monthly for "lumps." so that you can be around for high school graduation ceremonies for both of those children.
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
more good news--breastfeeding babies also reduces breast cancer risk. So do adequate amounts of vitamin D (see if your level is low) and C
Aug 13, 2015

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