According to a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, the United States would save about $13 billion per year in medical costs if 90 percent of U.S. families breastfed their newborns for at least six months.

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby
  • Less diarrhea, allergies, ear and respiratory infections
  • Lower risk of asthma
  • Lower risk of childhood cancer
  • Lower risk of diabetes
  • Lower risk of obesity
  • Bonding time with mommy, receives skin-to-skin, eye and voice contact
  • Easily digested
  • Perfectly matched nutrition
  • Lower risk of incidence of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
  • Protects against many viral and bacterial infections
  • Decrease risk of childhood cancers
Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom
  • Less risk of breast, uterine, endometrial and ovarian cancer
  • Less risk of diabetes
  • Faster weight loss after pregnancy (breastfeeding burns up to 500 calories a day)
  • Less bleeding after delivery/better healing post-delivery. Helps uterus return to normal size faster
  • Less time off work (fewer days infant will be sick)
  • Less risk of osteoporosis/stronger bones
  • Breastfeeding is cheap (Average cost of formula per month $300) – convenient and economical
  • Pride in giving her baby the best nutrition
  • A beautiful and intimate way for mom to bond
  • May reduce risk of heart disease