The Lancet's new breasfeeding report has already received a lot of attention in the media, and rightfully so. According to the report, universal breastfeeding has the potential to save the lives of 823,000 children and 20,000 mothers each year through fewer infections in children, protection against obesity, diabetes and cancer. For those who see the world through dollar signs, that's an annual economic savings of $300 billion -- not a minor amount. Breastfeeding is one of those relatively few social changes that can provide huge benefits for a lot less money than other interventions -- just like Attachment Parenting.
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