What about the maternal health impact of suboptimal breastfeeding?

April 9, 2010. Posted in: Blog Posts

An analysis that is missing half the equation

I was pleased to see Melissa Bartick’s effort to appraise US policy-makers of the economic costs of suboptimal breastfeeding. However, any analysis that is missing the effects of lactation on maternal health will grossly underestimate the true costs to the US of suboptimal breastfeeding.