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More Barstow moms breast-feeding, hospital says
Desert Dispatch

Before 19-year-old Ashley Russell became pregnant she knew she wanted to breast-feed her children. Her baby girl “Bella” has eaten only breast milk since she was born Thursday at Barstow Community Hospital.

“I wanted to breast-feed her. I wanted her to be healthy and strong,” Russell said.

She said she learned from skimming through baby books that formula was not as healthy for a newborn’s system as breast milk.