Near Universal Breastfeeding Could Prevent 800K Child Deaths Annually, Lancet Series Says
The Guardian: Breastfeeding could prevent 800,000 child deaths, Lancet says
“If almost every mother breastfed her children it could prevent more than 800,000 child deaths a year, yet governments are failing to promote and support breastfeeding, with rates remaining far below international targets, new research has found. Poor government policies, lack of community support, and an aggressive formula milk industry mean breastfeeding is not as widespread as it could be, according to a two-part Lancet breastfeeding series published on Thursday…”
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