Creating a breastfeeding culture: A comparison of breastfeeding practices in Australia and Iran.
What, if any, are the implications of this study's findings for increasing breastfeeding initiation and duration among women in the U.S.?
The success of the strategies implemented in Iran may also be of benefit to increase rate of breastfeeding initiation and duration among women in the United States. All though many of the programs require government or facility driven financial support, research has shown that increasing the length of breastfeeding has the potential to improve the health status of the population at hand and create significant saving in government funded health expenses. In Australia alone, "the attributable hospital-only costs of weaning prematurely is around $60 - $120 million annually... ...
A comparison of breastfeeding practices in Australia and Iran are examined. The implications of this study`s findings for increasing breastfeeding initiation are determined.