• JTaylor April 6, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    You make some very good points. And I'd like to go one point further – the statistics are very misleading.

    The purported cost savings are associated with infant deaths that could have supposedly been avoided by breastfeeding, a projection based on risk ratios of all things. They have to use risk ratios – I doubt seriously that anyone could find the number of infant deaths in the U.S. directly attributed to not breastfeeding; it likely doesn't exist.

    There are statistics, and then there are damned statistics. These fall in the latter category.

    • admin April 7, 2010 at 2:44 am

      Hi JTaylor, Well said and thanks for your comment. I didn't even go into the basis for the projected infant deaths (ie, risk ratios) as I felt there was enough to question simply by mentioning the "billions in savings" point and what that was based on–so thank you for pointing that out as I'm sure other readers will find it of interest. -Abi

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