Improving Practices to Improve China's Future
Breastfeeding in China
- Breastfeeding benefits children: Lowers infectious morbidity and mortality, reduces dental malocclusions, and leads to higher intelligence and increased bonding.
- Breastfeeding benefits mothers: Can prevent breast cancer, improve birth spacing and might reduce risk of diabetes, overweight and ovarian cancer.
- Breastfeeding benefits the nation: Can boost economic development of a nation through enhanced cognitive capital and alleviate burden and cost of diseases originating in childhood.