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Posts Tagged with "D.C. Breastfeeding Coalition"

Breastfeeding protects baby’s health

May 20, 2010

More African-American mothers are breastfeeding. When Dr. Young came to Howard University Hospital in 2004, only 22 percent of the mothers breastfed. Today, about 60 percent of the mothers who deliver at the hospital breastfeed, she said. “It’s improving, but for the health of babies, we need to get that number to 80 to 90 percent.”

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