In Brazil, Increased Breastfeeding Among Mothers, Access To Breast Milk Banks Help Significantly Lower Child Mortality Rate

Huffington Post: Brazil Slashes Child Mortality Rates With Breastfeeding, Milk Banks
“…Brazil is being heralded as a pioneer for the innovative way it has substantially increased breastfeeding rates and reduced its child mortality rates by 73 percent from 1990 to last year. … Part of what distinguishes Brazil from other countries is that is has the most human milk banks. Of the 292 human milk banks in the world, 220 of them are based in Brazil…” (Goldberg, 8/2).

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