April 14th, 2014
Five Reasons American Women Wonít Breastfeed
By Rani Molla
Wall Street Journal
Breastfeeding in America hit its lowest rates ever in the 1970s, and since then health organizations world-wide have tried to halt unnecessary formula feeding. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and American Society of Pediatrics among others implore new mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies for at least six months to receive benefits ranging from reduced rates of Leukemia and obesity in children to lower risks of ovarian cancer and diabetes in mothers.
Even formula companies say that breastfeeding is the optimal nutrition for babies. Still 16.4% of American mothers exclusively breastfeed for at least six months.