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Post  goodtime on Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:39 pm


A new survey finds thatFF14 Gil three-quarters of U.S. newborns are breastfed beginning at birth. But the

number of breastfeeding infants rapidly falls off during the first year of life.
Seventy-five percent of
FFxiv Gilbabies started life breastfeeding, according to this latest Breastfeeding Report Card. That represents a

slow but steady increase in recent years in the percentage of American infants who are breastfed.
The new survey is forFFXIV Gil babies born in 2007, the most recent year available.
The breastfeeding study comes from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A public health adviser at the agency, Carol MacGowan,

says it's not enough for
Buy FF14 Gila new mom to want to breastfeed her baby.
"There's still a lot of practices that need to take place in the hospital to support the mother's decision to breastfeed," she explained. "So she may

have decided to breastfeed, but if there's no support in place that helps her to continue that, then she may not even start."
Hospital practices that encourage breastfeeding include putting the newborn skin-to-skin with the mother right after birth, and not offering infant

formula or pacifiers.
Although three out of four babies started life on their mother's milk, by the time they're six months old, just 43 percent were still breastfeeding. And

by 12 months, only one baby in five was getting any breast milk.
U.S. officials recommend Cheap FF14 Gilbabies be breastfed for the first year of life. The World Health

Organization says breastfeeding should last two years.
MacGowan says there are a number of reasons why American women don't continue breastfeeding.
"Some of it is the community support; thus, we address the number of lactation professionals out there to help the women. A big barrier to women

is working and breastfeeding.FF14 Power leveling It's a perceived barrier in some cases. It's a real barrier in

others."
But despite the barriers, the underlying message is that breast milk is the right food for babies. Many studies have shown that infants who are fed

breast milk are healthier.
MacGowan says the benefits are multiple. "Everything from prevention of certain infectious and chronic diseases - respiratory, for example, being

one, decreasing the severityFFXIV Power leveling of asthma, if they're prone to asthma - and chronic disease

such as diabetes and obesity."
Mothers benefit, as well. Breastfeeding lowers the risk of some cancers, naturally promotes spacing between pregnancies, and it costs less, too.
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