Break Open the Bubbly: Breast-feeding rates highest in 20 years!

01May08

Alright, Playgirls! The United States breast-feeding rate is at its highest in at least 20 years, Fox News reported. A government report issued Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims about 77 percent of new mothers are breast feeding.

“It looks like it is an all-time high” based on CDC surveys since the mid-1980s, said Jeff Lancashire, a CDC spokesman.

Experts attributed the rise to education campaigns that emphasize that breast milk is better than formula at protecting babies against disease and childhood obesity. A changing culture that accommodates nursing mothers may also be a factor.

The study involved surveying 434 infants between 2005 and 2006; as well as a telephone survey of thousands of families. Breast-feeding has long been understood to be much healthier for newborns than synthetic nursing agents. Take that, baby formulas!



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