GOOD TO KNOW: Breastfeeding can save P41B in just 6 months
FACT 2: It costs an average of P4,000 a month to artificial feed a child (includes purchase of formula milk, bottles, teats, etc).
FACT 3: If all these babies were just breastfed exclusively for 6 months as WHO recommends, the Filipino family saves P24,000 for six months. Collectively, they save over P41B.
For an ordinary family, that can be money spent for other things to improve quality of life and buy items like food, clothes, and books. It can pay for electricity, water, phone bills.
Since breastfed babies are healthy, the savings continue short and long-term because they are less likely to be sick. This means less visits to the doctor, less likely to be hospitalized, and less prescription.
Breastfeeding keeps on giving!