Learn the Benefits of Breastfeeding and Get Your Free Guide
Did you know that babies who are breastfed during the first year of life save their families $1500 in formula costs?
These babies also have lower overall healthcare costs, since they are less likely to get infections and illnesses. Breastfeeding can help protect against ear infections, stomach viruses, obesity, asthma, diabetes and several other health problems.
Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans will now provide women with access to breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling with no out-of-pocket costs.
This week is World Breastfeeding Week, and we partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health to help raise awareness about the health benefits of breastfeeding.
With the Breastfeeding Resources Action Kit you can:
- learn the physical benefits of breastfeeding for kids and moms,
- discover the financial benefits of breastfeeding for families, employers, and communities,
- find breastfeeding support in your community,
- get tips to help you breastfeed confidently.