NCT response to research which found that breastfeeding could save the NHS money

Released on: 09 December 2014

In response to research published in Archives of Disease in Childhood which found that boosting the length of breastfeeding could save the NHS more than £40 million every year, Rosie Dodds, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, said:

“Most women who stop breastfeeding in their babies’ early weeks would have liked to have done so for longer. So there needs to be more investment in services to support them.

“There is a strong economic case for this investment - service providers can save significant amounts in the first year of babies’ lives by reducing common diseases.”