Cost of non breastfeeding in Mali

Cost of non breastfeeding in Mali

Each year, optimal breastfeeding practices have the potential to: Save 8,176 children's lives—an important contribution to reducing under-5 mortality. Preventing 111 maternal deaths from cancer and type II diabetes. Save the health system more than US$1 million in treatment costs related to inadequate breastfeeding. Contribute almost USD 503 million, or 3.8% of GNI, to the economy by improving children's cognitive abilities preventing early mortality, and reducing the risk of maternal mortality • Reducing family expenses related to diarrhoea and pneumonia treatment

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