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CDC report: Breast-feeding rates are up at birth
USA Today

In 2007, three-quarters of babies born in the USA were breast-fed at least briefly, continuing a decade-long increase, but the proportion still being breast-fed at 6 months and 12 months old had stalled, according to a “report card” Monday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percentage of babies who had ever been breast-fed met the goal set by the government’s Health People 2010. But the proportion still being breast-fed at 6 months, 43%, and 12 months, 22%, fell short of the Healthy People 2010 goals of 50% and 25%, respectively, the CDC’s fourth annual Breastfeeding Report Card said.

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