July 2010. Volume 6. Number 2

Breast feeding could decrease the costs by preventing diseases, hospitalizations and deaths with optimal coverage

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bartick M, Reinhold A. The burden of suboptimal breast feeding in the United States: a pediatric cost analysis. Pediatrics. 2010;125:e1048-56.
Reviewers: Juanes de Toledo B1, Ruiz-Canela Cáceres J2.
1 Equipo de Atención Primaria El Espinillo. Área 11. Madrid. España.
2CS Virgen de África. Sevilla. España.
Correspondence: Blanca Juanes de Toledo. Email: blancajuanes@telefonica.net
Acceptance date: 14/06/2010
Publication date: 21/06/2010

Abstract

Authors’ conclusions: current US breast feeding rates are suboptimal and result in significant excess costs and preventable infant deaths. Investment in strategies to promote longer breast feeding duration and exclusivity may be cost-effective.

Reviewers’ commentary: breast feeding is associated with a reduced risk of many diseases in infants and mothers in developed countries. Breast feeding should be promoted by implementing supports to help more families follow medically recommended guidelines. This is a cost-effective activity for families and society and improves the health of children.

How to cite this article

Juanes de Toledo B, Ruiz-Canela Cáceres J. La alimentación con lactancia materna podría reducir los costes al prevenir enfermedades, ingresos y muertes con una óptima cobertura. Evid Pediatr. 2010;6:36.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Bartick M, Reinhold A. The burden of suboptimal breast feeding in the United States: a pediatric cost analysis. Pediatrics. 2010;125:e1048-56.
Reviewers: Juanes de Toledo B1, Ruiz-Canela Cáceres J2.
1 Equipo de Atención Primaria El Espinillo. Área 11. Madrid. España.
2CS Virgen de África. Sevilla. España.
Correspondence: Blanca Juanes de Toledo. Email: blancajuanes@telefonica.net
Acceptance date: 14/06/2010
Publication date: 21/06/2010

How to cite this article

Juanes de Toledo B, Ruiz-Canela Cáceres J. La alimentación con lactancia materna podría reducir los costes al prevenir enfermedades, ingresos y muertes con una óptima cobertura. Evid Pediatr. 2010;6:36.

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