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Breastfeeding cuts cancer risk

The shockingly higher than average rates of ovarian cancer among Irish women as reported by you (Health and Living, Irish Independent, March 9) have prompted me to share some facts.

In Ireland, formula milk has been the dominant food for infants for a few generations. Even nowadays, despite all the recommendations by WHO, UNICEF and our own Department of Health and Children, we are quite poor on our initiation and continuation of breastfeeding.

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