Breastfeeding: Balancing Idealism With Realism

After nine months of pregnancy and no less than six parenting books, Vanessa Vancour was ready to raise a breastfed baby. "I thought, 'This will be this perfect. I'll breastfeed for a year or maybe more,'" said Vancour, 27, who lives in Reno, Nev. Because breast milk is rich in nutrients that help babies grow and antibodies that ward off infections, the World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months -- a feat less than 15 percent of U.S. moms manage to...Full Story
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