Women exposed to ‘forever chemicals’ may risk shorter breastfeeding duration

By Tom Perkins | The Guardian | June 27, 2024

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“Women exposed to toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ prior to pregnancy face an elevated risk of being unable to breastfeed early, new research finds.

The study tracked lactation durations for over 800 new moms in New Hampshire and found higher PFAS exposure could cause lactation to slow or stop altogether within six months.

The findings are ’cause for concern’ said Megan Romano, an epidemiologist at Dartmouth University and the lead author." 

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