More Moms Are Breastfeeding!

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More Moms Are Breastfeeding!
Mon, 02-11-2013 - 11:26am

Break out the nursing bras! More moms are saying yes to the breast.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the number of women breastfeeding their babies increased from 70.3 percent to 74.6 percent between 2000 and 2008, while rates for women who breast-fed for six months rose from 34.5 percent to 44.4 percent, and breastfeeding for 12 months grew from 16 percent to 23.4 percent.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends "exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant."

http://www.ivillage.com/cdc-report-shows-more-women-are-breastfeeding-babies/6-a-521192

Great news!  :) 

How long do you plan to breastfeed/pump?

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