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Dominican Hospital one of best statewide for breast-feeding
The Mercury News

Dominican Hospital has become one of best in California for encouraging mothers to breast-feed their babies, which experts say is a crucial first step to prevent being overweight and illness in childhood. Dominican Hospital was seventh statewide with 87 percent of mothers breast-feeding their babies in 2009 without any supplemental formula while in the hospital, up from 67 percent in 2004, according to “One Hospital at a Time: Overcoming Barriers to Breastfeeding,” a report issued Thursday.