The Real Breastfeeeding Scandal

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The Real Breastfeeeding Scandal
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 8:01am

The real scandal is not breastfeeding late, but that too many moms don't get the support needed to breastfeed early -- or to keep breastfeeding, should they want to.

So why isn't this happening? Our report identifies four major barriers to breastfeeding:

1) Community and cultural pressures
2) The health worker shortage
3) Lack of maternity legislation
4) Inappropriate marketing of breast-milk substitutes

Caroline S. Miles, President & CEO Save the Children