Responding to Preventing Disease and Saving Resources: potential contribution of increasing breastfeeding rates in the UK, a report on breastfeeding from UNICEF UK, Nicola Wilson chair of Doula UK, said:
“The report clearly highlights the substantial health and financial benefits of offering women consistent, experienced and accessible breastfeeding support.
The negative impact of the UK’s low breastfeeding rates on women and babies are not confined to cost and illness. Of women who stop breastfeeding in the first six weeks of their babies lives, 90% state they did so earlier than they wished and planned to. The impact of this on women’s mental health should not be ignored. . . . read more