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Table 5 Summary of economic benefits achieved as a result of an increase in breastfeeding rates

From: The economic benefits of increasing kangaroo skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding in neonatal units: analysis of a pragmatic intervention in clinical practice

Benefits achieved Minimum savings (£) Maximum savings (£)
Reduction in hospitalisation of babies 42,281 562,217
Reduction in number of mothers developing breast cancer 20,215 20,215
Total potential savings 62,496 582,432