So, I just received an email from momsrising.org, as usual they sent me something I am interested in. This time it relates directly to breastfeeding. The statistics they included just reminded me of why we must support women with breastfeeding their babies. The health and future of our children depends upon it. I have included a snippet of their email below:
Every major national and international medical authority recommends that infants are fed exclusively breast milk until they are at least 6 months old. Right now, only 12% of mothers in the U.S. are exclusively breastfeeding by the time their babies are six months old. This is often due to the fact that many workplace structures make continuing to breastfeed nearly impossible. We need common-sense workplace policies to ensure that moms who want to breastfeed can!
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