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Tuesday, February 15, 2005; Page HE03

70 Percentage of U.S. women who breast-feed their infants at all starting from birth

33 Percentage of U.S. women who breast-feed at all at 6 months

18 Percentage of U.S. women who breast-feed at all at 1 year

100 Percentage of babies who should be breast-fed or nourished with expressed mother's milk exclusively for the first six months of life and at least partially for the rest of the first year, unless they have a condition that contraindicates this form of nutrition, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Source: "Breastfeeding and the Use of

Human Milk," February issue of the journal Pediatrics


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