Breast-feeding promotion interventions: Good public health and economic sense

Karen A. Bonuck, Peter S. Arno, Margaret M. Memmott, Kathy Freeman, Marji Gold, Melissa D. McKee

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Abstract

The health benefits of breast-feeding are well documented, as are the positive effects of breast-feeding promotion interventions. There is a clear dose-response relationship between breast-feeding and infant health in the first year of life, and beyond. Further, nearly all breast-feeding promotion interventions improve - at least minimally - breast-feeding initiation and duration rates. However, the extent to which the costs of such interventions might be offset by the potential health care cost savings during the infant's first year of life has not been examined. From a health policy perspective, such an economic analysis is indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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Breast Feeding
Public Health
Economics
Cost Savings
Insurance Benefits
Health Policy
Health Care Costs
Costs and Cost Analysis

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Breast-feeding promotion interventions : Good public health and economic sense. / Bonuck, Karen A.; Arno, Peter S.; Memmott, Margaret M.; Freeman, Kathy; Gold, Marji; McKee, Melissa D.

In: Journal of Perinatology, Vol. 22, No. 1, 01.01.2002, p. 78-81.

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Bonuck, Karen A. ; Arno, Peter S. ; Memmott, Margaret M. ; Freeman, Kathy ; Gold, Marji ; McKee, Melissa D. / Breast-feeding promotion interventions : Good public health and economic sense. In: Journal of Perinatology. 2002 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 78-81.
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