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

FDA to revise regulations defining ‘healthy’ labeling

After repeated demands, the US Food and Drug Administration decided on Tuesday to redefine the decades-old definition of the term ‘healthy’ used on food labels. The step is being taken after the current regulations being repeatedly referred to as outdated by various food companies.

The regulators will be seeking opinions from the...

Most Popular

SolarCity will unveil a roof integrated with solar panels at Oct. 28 event

At an event scheduled to be held in San Francisco on...

Smart announces three new Smart Electric Drive models for 2017 model year

Smart Automobile, a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz parent...

Survey: 87% Amazon Echo owners are satisfied with the device

Experian and market research firm Creative Strategies...

Cassini discovers Earth-like cloud in Titan’s atmosphere

NASA’s space probe to Saturn, Cassini, spotted an...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: