CDC Says Many U.S. Hospitals Do Not Promote Breast-Feeding

June 13, 2008

A new survey carried out by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that many hospitals in the U.S. do not promote breast-feeding, even though it yields great benefits...New York (ChattahBox) – A new survey carried out by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that many hospitals in the U.S. do not promote breast-feeding, even though it yields great benefits.

Breast-feeding has been proven to be very beneficial to both mothers and their babies, but is not being supported much by hospitals in the U.S.

The survey carried out by the CDC states that in the majority of instances, U.S. hospitals interfere with breast-feeding, telling mothers to limit their time doing it.

Hospitals also commonly give out pacifiers and formula to promote anything but breast-feeding.

The states at the bottom of the CDC report were Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.


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