Wednesday, July 31 2013, 06:14 PM MDT
Breastfeeding On The Rise
(KUTV) Breastfeeding is on the rise across the United States.
The CDC now says 77 percent of mothers have breastfed their newborns at least once. At six months, the rate of babies still breastfeeding drops down to 49 percent, and at one year, just 27 percent of moms are still breastfeeding their babies.
Idaho has the highest breastfeeding rate, while Mississippi has the lowest. Utah has the nation’s 15th highest rate – 83 percent of moms have breastfed their newborn babies in our state.
(Copyright 2013 Sinclair Broadcasting Group)