Longer-Term Breastfeeding Could Save Global Economy $1B Daily, Researchers Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: More breastfeeding could save the world $1 billion every day
“Not enough breastfeeding costs the global economy almost $1 billion each day due to lost productivity and health care costs, researchers said on Friday, as health experts urged more support for nursing mothers. A new website developed by researchers in Canada and Asia showed that the world could have saved $341 billion each year if mothers breastfeed their children for longer, helping prevent early deaths and various diseases…” (Yi, 7/12).