The best way to breast-feed a man with prostate cancer is through a specially designed tube, a new study shows.
Read more The study of about 1,500 men who had prostate cancer was published in the journal of the American Association for Cancer Research (AAFCR).
It found that the best way for men with prostate cancers to breast feed is through the use of a specialised tube.
This is a special kind of tube that allows a man to feed his milk through it, rather than through the nipple.
Dr Rebecca Schuette, of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, said it was important for men to know how to feed their babies through their mouths, rather the nipple, because it could also be dangerous.
“We know there is a very high rate of complications from breastfeeding and complications of the tube, so it is important to know the proper way to feed a baby through the tube,” she said.
The study found that those who used the tube were about one-third more likely to breast fed than those who did not.
There were no differences between the groups in age, sex, income, marital status, smoking, physical activity or whether they had diabetes or hypertension.
“It’s important to be aware of all the risks that can arise when you are breastfeeding, particularly when the tube is used for feeding,” Dr Schuettes said.
“If you have problems getting a nipple into your mouth, this can cause infections and infection bleeding.”
It was also important to take a close look at the men’s breasts, the study found.
“What we found was that the tube had no effect on the size of the breasts, and it was the size that was the big difference,” Dr Schieber said.
Women who breast-fed had a higher risk of infection, she said, but the study didn’t show whether this was a problem for men or women.
“There’s no evidence that breast-feeding leads to any higher rates of infections for women,” she added.
“But it does appear that women who are breast-milking are more likely than other women to have some sort of health problem.”
So it’s important that men understand what they are getting themselves into when they are breastfeeding.