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Breastfeeding on the Rise

Nursing Moms on the Rise

It seems that the saying, "Breast is best!" is impacting American women into a nursing phenomenon.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a report saying:

About 77 percent of new mothers breast-feed, at least briefly. According to Jeff Lancashire, a CDC spokesperson, it looks like it is an all-time high.

To see the numbers,


The report surveyed mothers of 434 infants from the years 2005 and 2006. The group that had the highest increase in nursing was African American babies. In 1993–1994, only 36 percent were breastfed compared to a current 65 percent status.

Whatever the reason, the CDC is thrilled at the new findings and can pat itself on the back for informing new mothers on the importance of breastfeeding their babies.

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