The impact of breastfeeding in the economy of a country
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MITERA Clinic, Marousi, Greece
Publication date: 2023-10-24
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Asimenia Mamakou   

Mitera Clinic, Marousi, Greece
Eur J Midwifery 2023;7(Supplement 1):A76
Breastfeeding represents the optimum nutritional choice (a natural phenomenon) after the birth of a child. According to the World Health Organization, mothers should be motivated to breastfeed their babies exclusively for the first six months. During In the last decade, there is strong scientific interest in breastfeeding’s advantages, which include apart from nutritional benefits also important economic aspects that can help in the long run in a country's economy.

Material and Methods:
This study is based on a systematic bibliographic review after search into the environmental, social, health and economic benefits of breastfeeding. Relative literature and studies were searched in PubMed, Medline, the Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews, Google Scholar, World Health Organization website, UNICEF website. Subject heading and key words used include economic benefits, aspects, factors of breastfeeding.

Successful policies in the direction of promoting breastfeeding and expanding the breastfeeding duration can not only contribute to the improvement of the quality of human health, but also has effect on the economic status of a country.

Breastfeeding is beneficial to the nation's social and economic well-being on many levels.

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