Tuesday, April 06, 2010

My Contribution to the Taxpayer Via Obamacare

I breastfed all three of my boys for 11-16 mths. I did this because it was the best thing for them, but it seems that under Obamacare the tax payers will also benefit from my three years and five months of nursing...

"...900 lives, in addition to billions of dollars, can be saved if 90 percent of babies born in the United States were breastfed, even if they are nursed for only six months. This conclusion is the result of a recent study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

The findings suggest that breastfeeding can help prevent hundreds of deaths and many costly illnesses each year, including stomach viruses, each infections, asthma, juvenile diabetes, Sudden infant Death Syndrome and even some cancers like childhood leukemia.

In the United States, an estimated 43 percent of U.S. mothers breast feed their babies for six months, but not exclusively. Only 12 percent of babies received breast milk exclusively for six months.

The low breastfeeding rate is estimated to cost $13 billion. " (Read the entire story)

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