The risk of developing ovaries cancer increase with increase age.
Sex cord (stromal) tumors include granulosa cell tumors (that produce estrogen and may have feminizing effects), granulosa-theca cell tumors, and the rare arrhenoblastomas (that produce androgen and have virilizing effects). Even 6 months of pills use seems to decrease the relative riskfor ovarian cancer and the effect remains protective for upto 10 years
This implies, however, a careful attention on the part of the mother to her own health; for that of her child is essentially dependent upon it. Every instance of indisposition in the nurse is liable to affect the infant. This allows sufficient time for each meal to be digested, and tends to keep the bowels of the child in order.
The following case proves the correctness of this statement:
A young lady, confined with her first child, left the lying-in room at the expiration of the third week, a good nurse, and in perfect health. The porter was ordered to be left off; remedial measures were prescribed; and all symptoms, both in parent and child, were after a while removed, and health restored. If otherwise, however, (and this will but too frequently be the case, even before the sixth month) the child may be fed twice in the course of the day, and that kind of food chosen which, after a little trial, is found to agree best. With the latter it soon becomes a habit; to induce it, however, it must be taught early.
This implies, however, a careful attention on the part of the mother to her own health; for that of her child is essentially dependent upon it. Such regularity, moreover, will do much to obviate fretfulness, and that constant cry, which seems as if it could be allayed only by constantly putting the child to the breast. Every instance of indisposition in the nurse is liable to affect the infant. Many mothers have adopted this hint, with great advantage to their own health, and without the slightest detriment to that of the child. An interval, however, sufficient for digesting the little swallowed, is obtained before the appetite again revives, and a fresh supply is demanded.
And this leads me to observe, that it is a common mistake to suppose that, because a woman is nursing, she ought therefore to live very fully, and to add an allowance of wine, porter, or other fermented liquor, to her usual diet. After the sixth month to vertical bearing the time of weaning, if the parent has a large supply of good and nourishing milk, and her child is healthy and evidently flourishing upon it, no change in its diet ought to be made