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Stats on benefits of breastfeeding

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According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

• More than $13 billion and 1,000 babies can be saved in the U.S. each year if nine out of 10 women breastfed exclusively for six months.

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• For every 1,000 babies not breastfed, there is an excess of 2,033 physician visits, 212 days in the hospital and 609 prescriptions.

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