Study: Not Breastfeeding Costs U.S. Billions Each Year

A new study calculates the cost in the United States of not breastfeeding infants in their first six months of life at $13 billion each year, but others say it fails to take into account the costs women must pay to breastfeed in the first place. The study, appearing in the most recent issue of Pediatrics, bases the $13 billion estimate on the increased medical costs of diseases caused by a lack of breastfeeding. But besides saying the study fails to consider the costs of what would be needed...Full Story
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