CDC: Utah leads US for breast-feeding, 9 of 10 try
September 13th, 2010 @ 4:27pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- A new government report says Utah leads the nation in breast-feeding with 9 in 10 Utah mothers trying it and about 6 in 10 sticking with it for at least six months.
Overall, about three out of four babies in the U.S. get at least some breast-feeding, but only a fraction continue as long as six or 12 months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say those findings are similar to previous CDC studies.
Western states tended to have the highest rates. Mississippi ranks lowest, with only about half of that state's mothers attempting breast-feeding.
Click here to view the full report.
It shows that mothers need more support in order to continue breastfeeding at 3, 6 and 12+ months. It mentions in the article about getting hospitals to be "Baby Friendly"....which is most definitely a goal for Cedar City!