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When it comes to breastfeeding, these women don't mess around.

Whoa! Is this too good to be true?

By breastfeeding, your knockers can help save the U.S. $13 BILLION a year in health care.

That's right. Breasts play a huge role in our national budget. If 90% of babies were breastfed, the savings from pediatric diseases like sudden infant death syndrome, childhood asthma, childhood leukemia, type 1 diabetes mellitus, and childhood obesity would be $13 billion. No kidding. It's all here: Breastfeeding and the U.S. economy.

It's free!

Well, OK, not totally. You have to eat more in order to accommodate those extra up to 500 calories a day you need to produce milk. Oh, darn.


Breastfeeding is healthy for the mom, as well as the baby.

There's a lot of data on the health benefits of breastfeeding. The World Health Organization says breastfeeding can also increase your child's IQ.

But, hey, if it's so great, why aren't more babies breastfed?

Globally, less than 40% of babies get the breast. In the U.S. 80% of newborns are breastfed, but three months later, only 40% of babies are.

As anyone knows who's tried it, breastfeeding may be natural, but it's not easy. Moms need ongoing support.

Lots of moms need help learning how to breastfeed — and they need community acceptance and support to keep on doing it. Also, not every mom is able to breastfeed; there are a lot of things that can get in the way and go wrong.

But, there's another great big challenge for breastfeeding moms — GOING TO WORK.

Compared to most other developed countries, the U.S. government does almost nothing to support new moms so they have the time and flexibility to do important, money-saving activities like breastfeeding. Here's a chart of countries ranked by the number of weeks the federal government funds and protects maternity and paternity leave. Can you find the U.S.?

So maybe this is why U.S. breastfeeding rates are highest among the white and the wealthy. Women with low-income jobs often have to return to the workforce more quickly, and those jobs are less likely to offer paid or even protected maternity leave.

Know your rights, working moms!


Federally supported family leave would be a great thing for babies and their families. But at least we have " break time for nursing mothers," a federal law requiring employers to provide a "reasonable" amount of time and a private space (other than a bathroom) for hourly paid workers to express breast milk at work. They have to provide this until the employee's baby turns 1 year old.

Breastfeeding: It's in the national interest! These gals tell it like it is:

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She bought the perfect wedding dress that went viral on TikTok. It was only $3.75.

Lynch is part of a growing crowd of newlyweds going against the regular wedding tradition of spending loads of money.

Making a priceless memory.

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Lynch posted her bargain hunt on TikTok, sharing that she had been perusing thrift shops in Ohio for four days in a row, with the actual ceremony being only a month away. Lynch then displays an elegant ivory-colored Camila Coelho dress. Fitting perfectly, still brand new and with the tags on it, no less.

You can find that exact same dress on Revolve for $220. Lynch bought it for only $3.75.
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Boyd Huppert's "Land of 10,000 Stories” highlighted the incredible leadership skills of Eagle Scout Dominique Claseman of Olivia, Minnesota, who, at the age of 15, realized that his hometown needed a veteran’s memorial. So he decided his Eagle Project would be to build one.

“I wanted to show more appreciation in a bigger way,” Claseman, who comes from a long line of people who served their country, told Huppert.

Olivia’s mayor Jon Hawkinson was a little skeptical when the 15-year-old presented his plans for the memorial. “He had architect drawings, he had the space picked out,” the mayor told Huppert. “He knew there would be people in our community who would want to donate to something like this.”

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This article originally appeared on 09.06.17


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Here are some hilarious tweets that just about every married couple will understand.

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