Of the 18 studies, the researchers found that children who were breastfed during the first six months or more, had a 19% lower risk of leukemia than children who are not breastfed or breastfed for less than six months.
Leukemia in children is actually quite rare. However, the disease is increasing every year. We still do not know what the cause of children affected by leukemia, there is a definite link between breastfeeding with leukemia, said Efrat Amitay, PhD, of the University of Haifa's School of Public Health in Israel.
A total of 18 studies were analyzed by Amitay, there were more than 10,000 cases of leukemia and there are 17,500 children who are not menederita leukemia. Although leukemia is a rare disease, leukemia is the most common cancer diseases. According to the American Cancer Society, one in three cancers in children and adolescents is leukemia.
ASI is a living substance, said Amitay. Breast milk contains good bacteria, substances that give the immune and anti-inflammatory. See its contents, no milk is better than breast milk. The study found the fact that breastfed infants have natural killer cells, a kind of immune system can destroy cancer cells, compared with children who drink formula.