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Table 7 Cost benefit ratio for breastfeeding, assuming average rate of 50%

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

Assumptions Economic benefits Programme costs Cost benefit ratio
Minimum savings £62,496 £97,250 1:0.64
Maximum savings £582,432 £97,250 1:6.0