November 8th, 2011

Infant-Formula Companies Milk U.S. Food Program

By Molly M. Ginty
Women's e news

In recent years, it had begun to seem as if the United States were joining the rest of the world in championing the wonders of mother’s milk.

Following the lead of World Health Organization, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services now endorses exclusive breastfeeding for six months, a time period widely recognized as necessary for long-term disease resistance for both mothers and babies.

The U.S. Surgeon General launched a campaign in January 2011 to reduce the obstacles to breastfeeding.

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