Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Study: Lack of breastfeeding costs lives, billions of dollars (from CNN Health)

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
(from CNN Health)

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