Medical expert Mrs Abigael Shona has stated emphatically that breastfeeding a baby and not men could prevent breast cancer in women.
Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, she said that contrary to popular belief that men sucking their wife’s breasts could prevent breast cancer, it could only help detect it.
She said mothers who breastfeed lower their risk of pre- and post-menopausal breast cancer.
“Most women who breastfeed experience hormonal changes during lactation that delay their menstrual periods.
“This reduces a woman’s lifetime exposure to hormones like estrogen, which can promote breast cancer cell growth.
“And what sucking the breast by a man can only do is to detect breast cancer by feeling the lumps early enough so as to seek medical help,” Shona said.