New study in ‘Pediatrics’: Breastfeeding would save over 900 babies annually

Breast, bottle or both?

CNN is reporting that breastfeeding literally saves lives; 911 children a year to be exact.

If most new moms would breastfeed their babies for the first six months of life, it would save nearly 1,000 lives and billions of dollars each year, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

The article also states,

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention all agree that breast milk alone is sufficient for newborns and infants until they are 6 months old.

However, a 2009 breastfeeding report card from the CDC found that only 74 percent of women start breastfeeding, only 33 percent were still exclusively breastfeeding at three months and only 14 percent were still exclusively breastfeeding at six months.

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  • Dr. K.K. Bonia

    Recasting:Soil of this earth in which lap living kingdom nourished along with development human civilization is our mother. A river in whose lap human civilization developed and nourished. Without water soil will be dried and human civilization will be vanished along with all living animals, there is no doubt that every qualified people knows this fact.True to the fact that “Ma” or “Mother” at whose breast humanity is nourished and in whose lap civilizations are cradled. A strong baby means a strong man, means strong people who can stand strait without fear with great energy while breast milk is the source of needed energy for a baby since birth. A new born has birth right on mother’s breast milk and so is in the case of human being too. This principle is well followed by other animals other than human being, being most civilized and super animal with knowledge too. If any mother intentionally deprive her baby from getting breast milk, then mother will be declared “Criminal” for doing injustice to her baby. So, indirectly to the future society a source of civilization will be weak. Wrong notions should avoided by every mother thinking that breast feeding would have affect her health and beauty. But, breast feeding will make her baby more strong to fight against any devils like diseases since birth and every chance of baby mortality will be greatly minimized. Any alternatives can’t be equal to pure mother breast milk. As like donation of any body part of man to other, donation of excess breast milk can help to save life of a needy dying baby. Counseling, awareness development and development of excess “First milk”( Colostrum ) and whole breast milk bank through some good organization like UNICEF etc. will be of great value for needed dying baby of any country. Hence, breast milk feeding of her own baby and donation of excess breast milk will give great mental satisfaction, happiness of becoming a best mother doing great service to God and God will serve her as the best mother for sacrificing her own interest. O! Mother! your breast milk is the sweetest honey for baby for making future harmonious and strong human civilization. This is all depend on you. Hope, you will do!
    Dr. K.K. Bonia