Published in Women's Health Weekly, December 25th, 2003
Abbott's ongoing mail survey of infant feeding trends, the largest of its kind, shows that 70.1% of mothers now initiate breastfeeding in the hospital - up from 54.2% a decade ago. Additionally, the data show that 33.2% of mothers still are breastfeeding when their babies reach 6 months of age - up from 18.9% in 1992.
Despite the continued rise in breastfeeding rates overall, the survey reveals two key areas in which breastfeeding rates continue to lag. Rates...
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