Project Description

Breastfeeding Could Add $300 Billion Into The Global Economy


A comprehensive breastfeeding study conducted by Lancet provides strong correlations for the economic health and wellbeing of communities where breastfeeding is encouraged and supported.

The impact from a decline in breastfeeding is evaluated as a cost deficiency to the global economy. The Lancet Breastfeeding Series demonstrates that promoting breastfeeding saves lives, is critical to healthy child development, contributes to the reduction of breast cancer in mothers and sets societies on a path towards prosperity.