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Black Women Least Likely to Breast-Feed in U.S.
Date:3/25/2010

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"If we are targeting babies once they're born, we're targeting too late," she said. "What we need to be doing is approaching moms with good prenatal health care and encouraging women from the get-go and giving them information about how important it is to breast-feed. Also, women just don't want to be told it's important -- they want to be shown how to do it."

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There's much more on breast-feeding at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



SOURCES: Cria Perrine, Ph.D., division of nutrition, physical activity, and obesity, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Lourdes Q. Forster, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; March 26, 2010, CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report


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