Racial Disparities Remain in Breastfeeding

Rates of breastfeeding have been rising since 1990 but still fall below federal targets, particularly for non-Hispanic blacks, researchers found. Among children born from 2003 to 2006, 73.4 percent started breastfeeding, 41.7 percent were breastfed for at least six months, and 21 percent were breastfed for at least a year, according to Kelley Scanlon of the CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity in Atlanta, and colleagues. The rates fell short of the Healthy People 2010...Full Story
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