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More and more moms are breastfeeding…

  • 83% of all babies born in 20141 were ever breastfed — up from 70% in 2000.2
  • 68% of African-American babies born in 20141 were ever breastfed — up from 47% in 2000.2
  • 55% of all babies born in 20141 were breastfed at 6 months — up from 35% in 2000.2
  • 42% of African-American babies born in 20141 were breastfed at 6 months — up from 17% in 2000.2

…saving lives…

Breastfeeding can reduce the odds of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by 50%.3

…and saving money.

Families who follow optimal breastfeeding practices can save between $1,200 and $1,500 on infant formula.4

Help for moms:

Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health.

It's only natural. Mother's love. Mother's milk.

Sources

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2017. Rates of Any and Exclusive Breastfeeding by Socio-demographics among Children Born in 2014.
  2. CDC, 2017. Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity: Data, Trends and Maps.
  3. Thompson, J.M.D., Tanabe, K., Moon, R.Y., Mitchell, E.A., McGarvey, C., Tappin, D., et al. (2017). Duration of Breastfeeding and Risk of SIDS: An Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis. Pediatrics; 140(5): e20171324.
  4. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding.

More and more moms are breastfeeding…

  • 83% of all babies born in 20141 were ever breastfed — up from 70% in 2000.2
  • 68% of African-American babies born in 20141 were ever breastfed — up from 47% in 2000.2
  • 55% of all babies born in 20141 were breastfed at 6 months — up from 35% in 2000.2
  • 42% of African-American babies born in 20141 were breastfed at 6 months — up from 17% in 2000.2

…saving lives…

Breastfeeding can reduce the odds of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by 50%.3

…and saving money.

Families who follow optimal breastfeeding practices can save between $1,200 and $1,500 on infant formula.4

Help for moms:

Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health

It's only natural. Mother's love. Mother's milk.

Sources

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2017. Rates of Any and Exclusive Breastfeeding by Socio-demographics among Children Born in 2014.
  2. CDC, 2017. Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity: Data, Trends and Maps.
  3. Thompson, J.M.D., Tanabe, K., Moon, R.Y., Mitchell, E.A., McGarvey, C., Tappin, D., et al. (2017). Duration of Breastfeeding and Risk of SIDS: An Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis. Pediatrics; 140(5): e20171324.
  4. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding.

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