If 95% of children were to be breastfed, we could prevent 823,000 child deaths (half of total anual child deaths) and 20,000 breast cancer deaths anually.

No other single solution has the power to reduce child mortality to such a significant extent.

But, currently only about 30% of women exclusively breastfeed for the first 12 months of their child’s life.

If that isn’t crazy enough, there were also more women breastfeeding in the 1960s than there are in 2021. …

Elizabeth Trykin

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