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My Baby’s Cancer and Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Rachelle Daley, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada   Breastfeeding through my baby’s cancer We were ready to stop breastfeeding because I was tired of the nightfeeds and my husband was tired of the tantrums that our daughter would throw when I wasn’t around to feed her. She was 14 months old and my husband and I were slowly weaning her. It wasn’t so much a decision as a natural...

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Cancer and Breastfeeding Features

Updated December 2015 Diana West, BA, IBCLC Photo: Maria Griner Photography Here are answers to some of the most common questions mothers have when facing the possibility or reality of cancer while breastfeeding: Breastfeeding from a breast with cancer will not give the baby cancer in any way. Babies will NOT always refuse to feed from a cancerous breast, although babies have been known to refuse...

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