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The not-so-hidden price of breastfeeding

A recent study In the Journal of human lactation found that American women, by and large, were falling short of the goals of initiating and continuing breastfeeding set for them in the Healthy People 2010 project, a government initiative which attempts to define the methods through which good health can be enjoyed by Americans of all socioeconomic and ethnic groups, and spells out the means to achieve them. The idea was to have 75% of women initiate breastfeeding, have 50% of them still breastfeeding at 6 months (half of those exclusively), and 25% still nursing their infants at the age of one year.
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