Low breast-feeding rates in the United States are a serious threat to women's health and a drain on the nation's health dollars, according to a new study.
But some experts question the study's methodology and maintain that more research is needed before drawing conclusions about lags in breast-feeding and women's health.
Low breast-feeding rates in study
"Although there is general agreement that breast-feeding provides benefits to both the mother and child, assuming that it will decrease cost by using a simulated model is risky," said Dr Stephanie Bernik, chief of surgical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
The US Office on Women's Health has more about breast-feeding.