How Increasing Breastfeeding Rates Will Affect WIC Expenditures: Saving Money While Meeting the Goals of Healthy People 2020

Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., Jeff Hayes, Ph.D., Youngmin Yi

August 6, 2012
  • ID: #B307

This report analyzes the
cost structure of WIC food packages in relation to breastfeeding, including estimates
of total spending on each of the different packages, and estimates of total
costs from simulations if Healthy People 2020 breastfeeding goals were reached.