Breastfeeding duration, costs, and benefits of a support program for low-income breastfeeding women.

@article{Pugh2002BreastfeedingDC,
  title={Breastfeeding duration, costs, and benefits of a support program for low-income breastfeeding women.},
  author={Linda C Pugh and Renee A Milligan and Kevin D. Frick and Diane L. Spatz and Yvonne Bronner},
  journal={Birth},
  year={2002},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={95-100}
}
BACKGROUND Breastfeeding can ameliorate some of the complex health issues faced by low-income families. Women who breastfeed and their infants have lower health care costs compared with those who formula feed. Increasing the duration of breastfeeding is recognized as a national priority, particularly for low-income women. This community-based randomized clinical trial involving low-income mothers compared usual care with an intervention comprising hospital and home visits, and telephone support… CONTINUE READING

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