Μητρικός θηλασμός : μια οικονομική προσέγγιση
Breastfeeding : an economic perspective
SubjectΘηλασμός -- Οικονομικές απόψεις ; Θηλασμός -- Υγειονομικές απόψεις ; Breastfeeding -- Economic aspects ; Breastfeeding -- Health aspects
In the scope of the present thesis, it has been studied the issue of mother breastfeeding with its economical approach. The research aimed to present the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding to enrich or expand the knowledge of this scientific field. The study has estimated economical savings based on Greek data. Following the presentation and analysis of the breastfeeding procedure and its benefits the study aims to calculate an economical outcome. According to the results, Greek families, that adopt breastfeeding, may save 1.271 - 5.335 € annually, while in a bigger scale of Greek economy the annual savings could reach 123 - 169 € millions. As a consequence, it is easy to understand how much important is the need for applying a policy of increasing mother breastfeeding.