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GOOD TO KNOW: Breastfeeding can save P41B in just 6 months

August 12, 2011

FACT 1:  Every year, 1.8M babies are born in the country.

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!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 13, 2011 5:08 pm

    I am a single man but interested in these kind of things. Now we have a visitor at home a family, I had this flyer I took from SM Megamall made by WHO regarding breastfeeding. Now one of them is now being read by the mother and hoping she applies all she learns not only from us, doctors but also in these fliers. Despite that they are simply general information and still needs professional advice, I know it will be helpful the baby girls parents will apply it. She is the first born of the mother and she as a new mom there are a lot to learn and it will not end here.

    Thank you for the useful in information.

  2. March 31, 2012 12:21 am

    This is great! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    NOTE that being FREE doesn’t mean that breastmilk is CHEAP. It’s actually the best (painless) “vaccine” a mom can afford to boost her baby’s defenseless immune system. Milk companies spend millions on research and marketing, trying hard to imitate precious human milk’s components – but they would NEVER come close no matter how they claim to be.

    And I must agree, the savings add up because of lesser hospital and pharmacy trips. This, coming from a breastfeeding doctor mom who enjoyed the savings firsthand! 🙂

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