Say Yes to Breast-Feeding
According to the Associated Press report, every year, lack of obedience to breast-feeding guidelines is responsible for 900 child deaths in the U. S.
As a result, the nation spends $13 billion on healthcare costs, according to estimates. Experts recommend women to breast-feed infants wholly for six months, but it was found that only 12% of mothers do so.
If the rate of mothers who breastfeed their newborns rises to 90%, then these deaths and expenses can be avoided.
Lead Author Melissa Bartick of Harvard Medical School, told the AP that health benefits related to breastfeeding are underappreciated. Breast milk can prevent infections as well as asthma and unexpected infant death syndrome, and many other costly sicknesses.
The study came out in the journal Pediatrics.
Kathy Cable, a Lactation Consultant at Luther Midelfort, said that bottle fed babies are 15 times more liable to be hospitalized in their first four months of life compared with breast fed babies.
According to Cable, preceding studies have revealed that breast milk might kindle brain growth and enhance a baby’s IQ.
“It’s just the perfect food for baby. Breast milk is liquid gold”, said Kathy.
source : topnews
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