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More California Moms Are Breast-Feeding Their Babies

| August 1, 2013
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California has 2nd highest rate of breast-feeding in the country. (Getty Images)

Across the country, nearly 77 percent of mothers are breast-feeding their newborns, and nearly half are still at it when babies are six months.

Those numbers from the Centers for Disease Control were collected in 2010, and they reflect an increase in breast-feeding since 2000.

California moms are doing even better. More than 90 percent of mothers in the state have “ever breast-fed” their babies and 71 percent are still nursing at 6 months. (We’re #2 to Idaho which just nudged California moms …read more

Source: State of Health – Science

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