Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Way-To-Go UT Mamas!

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!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erika! I would like to ask again if you could please delete this site. There are still mamas finding it online and getting confused about meeting times and phone number contacts. As an active breastfeeding advocate in the community it hurts me to see moms not getting the help they need because of little oversights such as this one. I would hate for someone to not get the help they need because of misinformation. It will take you 5 minutes to delete it, and help out immensely. WarmLLLy, Sally.