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Overseas Health Insurance News: Breastfeeding is 'health investment'

Overseas health insurance customers might want to discuss the benefits of breastfeeding with their doctor.

According to Sarah Montagu, admin secretary for the Association of Radical Midwives, people need advice to help them when it comes to breast feeding.

"Helping people to breastfeed is such an investment in people's future health," she said.

"It makes no sense at all to be cutting the amount of help that women get and the amount of support that they get."

The World Health Organization (WHO) strongly recommends that children be breastfed during their first six months of life.

Doing this benefits the child and the mother, reducing the woman's risk of breast and ovarian cancer in later life.

Ms Montagu added that women could be helped back to work as soon as they like if they are given the help they need to learn how to express milk.

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