Breastfeeding: A Mother’s Gift, for Every Child

UNICEF, May 2018

New analysis from UNICEF on breastfeeding practices around the world and sets out key recommendations for governments, the private sector, civil society and communities in low-, middle- and high-income countries to increase breastfeeding rates. The report finds that more than 1 in 5 babies in high-income countries are never breastfed, compared to 1 in 25 in low- and middle-income countries.

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More breastfeeding ‘could save NHS millions’

BBC News, 5 December 2014

Increasing the time women breastfeed could save the NHS millions of pounds by improving the health of mother and baby, figures suggest.

The analysis by Unicef UK said there was a “strong economic case” for supporting more women to breastfeed…

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Increased depression risk for mothers who plan to breastfeed but cannot

Mental Health Today, 26 August 2014

Women should be supported more to breastfeed their babies, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge who found new mothers are more likely to develop postnatal depression if they plan to breastfeed their babies but cannot…

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