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Most moms breast-feed




More than 3 out of 4 new moms now breast-feed their infants, the highest rate in the U.S. in at least 20 years, a new government report says.

About 77 percent of new mothers breast-feed, at least briefly, up from 60 percent in 1993-1994, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Experts attributed the rise to education campaigns that emphasize that breast milk is better than formula at protecting babies against disease and childhood obesity. A changing culture that accommodates nursing mothers may also be a factor. (AP)


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