Sir, - On behalf of the Irish Childbirth Trust, I must write to inform Andy Pollak (November 6th) and yourself that another proven method of reducing the risk of ovarian and cervical cancer in, women is to improve the breast-feeding rates. Breast-feeding was not mentioned in the article, despite the fact that Minister Noonan and the Department of Health have been aware of the many varied benefits of breast-feeding, medical and otherwise, for some years now. The Dept of Health and the various maternity hospitals are now succeeding in encouraging many more women than ever before to give breast-feeding a go.

I would be grateful if you could ensure that breast-feeding would be mentioned in any future articles. - Yours, etc.

Glenbourne Grove, Lcopardstown Valley, Dublin 18.