Saturday, February 25, 2012
Have you noticed how commonplace it is to see a baby with a bottle on television now? When I was young Maria had a baby on Sesame Street. Then natural questions evolved from that. What is the baby doing? The baby is breastfeeding. Oh that's nice.
If all U.S. women followed medical recommendations to breastfeed their infants exclusively for six months, the nation could save $13 billion a year in medical costs and prevent 911 deaths, according to an analysis published in the new issue of the journal Pediatrics.
Thirteen billion dollars a year in medical costs saved by our nation? Now that's worth talking about. And where is a better place to start than Sesame Street. Again.