If 90% of mothers breastfed their babies until the age of 6-months, in a year the U. S. would save 13 billion dollars in health care costs. More importantly, the lives of 911 babies would be saved. Read further for other facts about breastfeeding.
What happens when I have to go back to work? Many moms must return to work within a few weeks of delivery. Some stop breastfeeding because they think pumping at work is not possible. Encourage your workplace to have policies that address this issue. Women are entitled to time to express breast milk and a private place where this can be accomplished. For more information about the rights of breastfeeding mothers at work see Break Time for Nursing Mothers. Tool boxes are available via the internet to help employers develop breast feeding policies.
Where can I go to get reliable information about breastfeeding?