CDC Asserts Rise in Breast-Feeding in America

CDC Asserts Rise in Breast-Feeding in America

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has claimed that there has been a rise seen in the number of mothers breastfeeding their babies by over 4%. The observation has been made from 2000 to 2008 in the US.

It was also observed during the research time that the number of mothers' breastfeeding at six months moved from 35% in 2000 to as much as 45% in 2008, a significant rise of 10%. It has been many a times said at various occasions that breastfeeding is good for both a mother as well as an infant. The best part in the report is that the increase has been seen across many racial and ethnic groups instead of being restricted to a few sections only.

The team noticed that in 2000, there were 72% white mothers who started to breastfeed as compared to 47% black mothers and as many as 78% Hispanics. However, it is also felt that black mothers may face more tough challenges as compared to others, thus they required more attention.

"Despite these increases, many mothers who want to breastfeed are still not getting the support they need from hospitals, doctors, or employers. We must redouble our efforts to support mothers who want to breastfeed", said Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the CDC.


FrenchTribune Specials

Novartis teams up with Rani Therapeutics to create robotic pill

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis has teamed up with the U. S.-based Rani Therapeutics to create a robotic pill for complex biotech drugs. The robotic capsule will contain tiny needles made of sugar that would deliver the drug after pushing into the wall of the intestine.

The pill so far has to be administered into patients through...

Most Popular

Jonathan Ive promoted to post of Apple’s chief design officer

UK-born Apple executive Sir Jonathan Ive, who played a...

Fiat Chrysler CEO reportedly proposes merger with GM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' CEO Sergio Marchionne has...

John Kennedy announces aim to put an American on Moon on May 25, 1961

Former U.S. President John F Kennedy had announced his...

Humans will use oceans & dig underground for living space: survey

Struggling to cope with increasing living space crisis,...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: