According to the CDC, low breastfeeding rates in the U.S. add over $3 billion a year to medical costs for the mother and child. Breastfeeding can mitigate these costs by reducing risk of hypertension and breast cancer in mothers, as well as encouraging obesity prevention and immunity for babies. If breastfeeding is so beneficial, why are only one in four infants exclusively breastfed as recommended at 6 months? Today we sit down with Dr. Joanna Buscemi, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at DePaul University, to talk about the current issue of breastfeeding, its benefits for mother, child, and employer, and the many challenges of being a breastfeeding mother in the workplace.

Dr. Joanna Buscemi
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at DePaul University

 

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