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The wonder drug that works wonders!

Aspirin? I’m thinking of something else… “Imagine if today, scientists discovered a drug that could save 13 per cent of all the babies who currently die. Now imagine that drug also made your baby cleverer – and dramatically slashed her chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, leukaemia, asthma or obesity as an adult. Oh: and imagine it was free. The “drug” exists. It is called breast milk.”

“How do we change that [poor breastfeeding rates]? For clues, look at the country where breastfeeding rates are still 90 per cent at six months: Norway. They give mothers a year off with 80 per cent pay.”

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MSNBC: Breast-feeding could save lives, money. Cost-analysis study shows profound health benefits

“[N]early 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says. … [O]nly 12 percent follow government guidelines recommending that babies receive only breast milk for six months.”
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