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Tulare County hospitals amp up efforts to increase breast-feeding
Visialia Times-Delta

One of the most recent developments in local maternal and child care is an across-the-board effort that, if successful, will benefit the entire county in the long run.

The goal? Exclusive breast-feeding, which means not using any formula, for new mothers who give birth in Tulare County hospitals. While rates for breast-feeding have inched up countywide for the past two years, new programs and efforts aim to bring that number much higher, breast-feeding specialists at all three county hospitals said.