<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <!-- saved from url=(0041)file://\\Nazi\e\sol-end\eng-maghale-2.htm --> <HTML><HEAD> <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us"> <TITLE>Professor Soltanzadeh</TITLE> <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=unicode"> <META content="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0" name=GENERATOR> <META content=FrontPage.Editor.Document name=ProgId></HEAD> <BODY text=#000000 vLink=#ff0000 aLink=#0000ff link=#0000ff bgProperties=fixed bgColor=#ffffff leftMargin=0 background="foriegnarticle2_files/bg4 copy.gif" topMargin=0> <DIV align=left> <TABLE height=61 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=706 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=bottom align=justify width=166 height=1><IMG height=140 src="foriegnarticle2_files/toppage3.gif" width=166 border=0></TD> <TD width=673 background=foriegnarticle2_files/bgew.gif height=1> <DIV align=left> <TABLE height=136 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0 width="613"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD colSpan=4 height=46 width="290"> <P align=center><IMG height=36 src="foriegnarticle2_files/Toptext7.gif" width=255 border=0></P></TD> <TD height=46 width="50"></TD> <TD height=46 width="45"></TD> <TD height=46 width="120"></TD> <TD colSpan=2 height=46 width="118"><IMG height=40 src="foriegnarticle2_files/inkscroll.gif" width=65 align=right border=0></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=36 width="40"><a target="_parent" href="tamas.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But8copy.gif" width=40 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="80"><a target="_parent" href="karhay.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But7copy.gif" width=80 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="115"><a target="_parent" href="tarh.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/b1.gif" width=115 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="55"><a target="_parent" href="maghale.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/b2.gif" width=55 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="50"><a target="_parent" href="kongereh.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But4copy.gif" width=50 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="45"><a target="_parent" href="talifat.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But3copy.gif" width=45 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="120"><a target="_parent" href="moarefi.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But1copy.gif" width=120 border=0></a></TD> <TD vAlign=bottom height=36 width="84"> <a target="_parent" href="Index.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But10copy.gif" width=80 border=0></a>&nbsp;</TD> <TD height=36 width="34">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD></TR> <TR> <TD align=left colSpan=9 height=54 width="623"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-weight: 700">THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF BREASTFEEDING</span></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top align=justify width=166 height=180><IMG height=174 src="foriegnarticle2_files/toppage1.gif" width=114 align=top border=0></TD> <TD width=673 height=180> <DIV align=left> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width=587> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="579"> <p align="left"><BR><font color="#000080"> <span style="font-family: Arial">Thomas M.Ball, MD,MPH and David M.Bennett, RPH , MSA<br> &nbsp;</span></font></p> <TR> <TD width="579"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <font color="#A4738A"> <span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Arial">SUMMARY</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Although breastfeeding is well accepted as the optimal method of infants feeding, the US failed to reach the goals set for the year 2000.&nbsp;Support from employers, health insurers, health providers, and society are required to reach the goals set forth in Healthy People 2010-75% of mothers initiate breastfeeding, 50% of infants still receive breast milk at 6 months, and 25% of infants are still breasted at 1 year of age. In today&#39;s era of cost accountability and economic competition, these groups likely will desire information regarding the financial effects of breastfeeding and&nbsp; breastfeeding promotion from their perspectives.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Although much research still is needed in this area, evidence suggests that a significant return on investment is likely with breastfeeding promotion. Also, the finances of health care must be viewed within the concept of value. In health care, value can be through of as the cost required to achieve&nbsp; a specified outcome. In lay terms, this can be thought of as &quot;how much bang we get for our buck.&quot;&nbsp; Breastfeeding clearly improves the health of infants and mothers and seems to result in cost savings for parents, insures, employers, and society, which means that the medical and economic value of breastfeeding is high.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; To reap the health and economic benefits associated with breastfeeding, society must support&nbsp; breastfeeding promotion, which most likely will necessitate a coordinated US breastfeeding program .The US government is in a unique position to accomplish this goal as it views the associated costs from the joint perspectives of employer, health insurer, medical provider, and society. Through support of such a program, the US government likely will benefit significantly by improving the health of children and its financial bottom line.</span></p> <hr> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"><b> <font color="#910000">(The Pediatric Clinic of North America)</font></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <font color="#008000"> <span style="font-family: Arial">BREASTFEEDING 2001, PART I:<br>THE EVIDENCE FOR BREASTFEEDING</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <font color="#008000" size="2">Volume 48.Number1.February 2001</font></p> </TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV><BR> <DIV align=left> <TABLE height=67 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=599 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width=579 height=65> <P class=MsoNormal dir=rtl style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: -15px; DIRECTION: rtl; unicode-bidi: embed; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none" align=center><a href="index.htm">Home page</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-moarefi.htm">Introduction</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="eng-tarh.htm"> Research Studies</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-talifat.htm"> Editorships</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-translate.htm"> Translations</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-kongereh.htm"> Conferences</a>&nbsp; </P> <P class=MsoNormal dir=rtl style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: -15px; DIRECTION: rtl; unicode-bidi: embed; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none" align=center><a href="eng-tamas.htm">Contact Information</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-maghale.htm"> Articles</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="news.htm"> Scientific meets &amp; events</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="research.htm"> Research projects</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp; Theses</P></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></BODY></HTML>