Commentary: Why I Chose To Breastfeed

Breastfeeding is saving my baby's life. According to the Pediatrics journal recently released, breastfeeding could be saving yours and thousands of other babies too. The report says "the United States incurs $13 billion in excess costs annually and suffers 911 preventable deaths per year because our breastfeeding rates fall far below medical recommendations." The journal also states if families would make longer commitments to breastfeed, beyond three months, costs and preventable infant deaths would decrease. Read More: Study Finds That Black Women Are Not BreastfeedingEffort To Increase AA Women's Breastfeeding RateBlack Babies Not Getting Enough Vitamin D Here's what you had to say: Nikki wrote: "I think more Black women need one-on-one education about breastfeeding. I have three kids and I breast-fed all but one. There are so many great benefits to breastfeeding, not only for the mother, but for the baby as well."


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