A new study suggests the practice could save lives and money if more women breast-fed.
Chicago (WiredPRNews.com) – Hundreds of lives and billions in costs could reportedly be saved with breast-feeding according to a recent study. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the cost-analysis suggests that breast-feeding for the initial six months of life by 90 percent of women in the U.S. could save the lives almost 900 babies annually by help to prevent numerous health conditions such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, asthma, and juvenile diabetes.
Dr. Ruth Lawrence, head of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ breast-feeding section, is quoted by the AP as stating of the issue, “The health care system has got to be aware that breast-feeding makes a profound difference.”
More information about the study may be available in Monday’s online publication of the Pediatrics journal.
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