A new study in the journal Pediatrics indicates that breastfeeding for as little as the first 6 months of life could save about 1000 lives and billions of dollars every year. Very interesting. Linky here.
- Study urges infants be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life
- U.S. breastfeeding rates fall far below medical recommendations
- Biggest priority should be to improve maternity care practices, study's author says