Published in Lab Business Week, September 5th, 2004
Nationwide, about 70% of women have breast-fed their babies, a practice that not only nourishes babies but also is found to protect them from disease.
But only about 46% of Louisiana mothers have ever breast-fed their babies, according to the survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Fewer than 17% of 6-month-olds in the state receive breast milk and only 6% get breast milk at 1 year of age. The number of children that are exclusively breast-fed is even...
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