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A few days ago a study was released by the American Academy of Pediatrics showing that hundreds of babies’ lives could be saved each year if U.S. women breastfed their babies for the first six months of life.
This is not entirely new news. In 2001, The American Academy of Pediatrics came out solidly with the recommendation that all babies be exclusively breast fed for a minimum of six months and optimally for one year. The interesting thing about this study is that it was connected primarily as a cost analysis related to childhood illness and disease.