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Breastfeeding Not Sucking Prevents Cancer – Expert

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Mrs Abigael Shona who is a medical expert according to her own experience in the medical field said that breastfeeding a baby, not the popular belief that men sucking their wife’s breast can prevent breast cancer in women.

In a recent interview in Ilorin on Monday 14th of October, Mrs Abugeal said that breast sucking by men could only help detect it but only mothers who breastfeed can prevent the 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 further added that women should allow their spouses to massage, suck and play with their breast so as to detect cancer early.

“We are encouraging women not to deprive their husbands of the pleasure of breast sucking and fondling 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 to 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.

The medical expert, however, noted that men could also have breast cancer, advising them to also be on the lookout.

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