A medical expert, Mrs Abigael Shona, has advised women that breastfeeding babies and not men is what will prevent them from having breast cancer.
According to her, breastfeeding babies 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.
She, however, advised women to allow their spouse to handle their breasts to help detect if they have breast cancer.
“We are encouraging women not to deprive their husbands from the pleasure of breast sucking and handling as it will also be beneficial to them.
“This is because in as much as we preach self examination by women for early detection, most women don’t do it.
“So, if they allow their husbands help them with it, it will help a lot because early detection is the major panacea to address the scourge.
“If breast cancer is detected early before it gets to an advanced stage, it could be survived,” Shona said.