Globally, nearly 600,000 children die each year due to inadequate breastfeeding. These preventable deaths, combined with cognitive losses, and health system costs of inadequate breastfeeding lead to over $340 billion in economic losses annually.

The cost of not breastfeeding tool will help you determine the future economic losses of low- and middle-income countries due to not breastfeeding according to recommendations. All monetary values are presented in US dollars.

You can calculate the cost of not breastfeeding at www.www.aliveandthrive.org

You can review the methods here