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Charity says breastfeeding could help the NHS cut costs

Unicef says the NHS could save up to £40m by encouraging more new mothers to breastfeed.

The charity says a moderate increase would reduce the number of women who get breast cancer and also cut gastroenteritis and respiratory problems in babies.

BBC Radio 5 liveMorning Reports spoke to Anita Tiessen from Unicef UK.

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  • 18 Oct 2012
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