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    CDC Report: U.S. Breastfeeding Rates Rising

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 13, 2013 4:55:57 PM

    The just released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Breastfeeding Report Card shows that breastfeeding rates in the U.S. are increasing. From 2000 to 2010, the number of babies who started breastfeeding increased from 71% to 77%. In fact, the report shows that among "infants born in 2010, 49% were breastfeeding at 6 months, up from 35% in 2000. The breastfeeding rate at 12 months increased from 16% to 27% during that same time period."

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    Topics: baby-friendly, breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Report Card, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lactation consultant, ten steps to successful breastfeeding, world health organization

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