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Breast-Feeding Still Less Common for Black Babies: CDC
Date:2/7/2013

y of Pediatrics recommends that infants be breast-fed for one year -- exclusively for the first six months and in conjunction with foods introduced over the next six months. But this study found that fewer than 30 percent of all infants were breast-fed for a full year, which suggests that all mothers need more support to continue breast-feeding, the study authors pointed out in a CDC news release.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health has more about breast-feeding.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news release, Feb. 7, 2013


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