23 December 2008

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Eleven Benefits of Brestfeeding to society

Eleven Benefits of Brestfeeding to society
1-The cost of artificial baby milk has increased 150% since the 1980's.
2-If no California infants were breastfed, the cost of artificial baby milk alone would exceed $1000 million per year.
3-Breastfeeding reduces healthcare costs for infants with less gastrointestinal, respiratory and other infant illnesses and less hospital admissions.
4-Breastfeeding may reduce healthcare costs long-term via a healthier child, adolescent and adult population.
5-Employers benefit from breastfeeding via healthier infants and children and less parent absenteeism from work.
6-Unlike artificial baby milk, breastfeeding requires no fossil fuels for its manufacture or preparation.
7-Breastfeeding reduces pollutants created as byproducts during the manufacture of plastics and artificial baby milk.
8-Breastfeeding reduces the burden on our landfills.
9-Breastfeeding represents the most efficient conversion of plant material into an ideal high-protein, high-energy food for infants.
10-Breastfeeding performs a critical global ecological function by averting nearly as many births as all other modern contraceptive methods combined.

11-Is Environment-friendly. Breastfeeding does not waste scarce resources or create pollution. Breastmilk is a naturally-renewable resource that requires no packaging, shipping, or disposal.Breastfeeding is better for our environment because there is less waste compared to that produced by formula cans and bottle supplies.