National WIC Association

Costs related to promoting breastfeeding among urban low-income women

Frick KD, et al. Costs related to promoting breastfeeding among urban low-income women. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. Jan/Feb 2012;41(1):144-150.

The objective of this study was to assess the costs of providing support to low-income women who breastfeed, compared with savings resulting from the intervention. The results showed that the support for breastfeeding that community health nurses and peer counselors provided was partially offset by the reduced need for medical care and formula feeding costs.