Amid The Baby Formula Shortage, Professionals Explain Why The Narrative “Breastfeeding Is Free” Is False

Amid the national baby formula shortage, one argument has arisen online: why care when breastfeeding is free?

According to doctors and psychologists, that statement couldn’t be further from the truth.

Breastfeeding Is NOT Free

The ‘breastfeeding is free’ narrative in the midst of an infant formula shortage is a great example of public ignorance of what it actually takes to successfully breastfeed.”

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Sharon McCutcheon/Unsplash

This tweet was written by Jessica Owens-Young, an assistant professor in the department of health studies at American University.