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.


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