Babies who are breastfed 'cost the NHS less'

Encouraging more women to breastfeed their newborn babies would save the NHS money, as babies who are breastfed are healthier, and less likely to develop obesity, according to Dr Clare Relton from the University of Sheffield.

Read: UK 'one of worst breastfeeding rates in the world'

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Mums to be 'paid' to breastfeed

New mothers are to be paid to breastfeed as part of a research project examining whether or not uptake rates could improve if women are offered financial rewards.