Tuesday, May 06, 2008

More than 3 out of 4 Moms are Breastfeeding

The CDC announced last week that more that 3 out of 4 new moms are choosing to breastfeed, making this the highest amount of breastfeeding moms in the US for at least 20 years. This number is up more than 60% from 1993 said the CDC and is at an all time high.

Experts believe that this increase is due to better educational campaigns which emphasize that if possible - breast milk is the better choice, along with a changing culture that accommodates nursing mothers.

As an experienced breastfeeding mom, I'm not sure though that our culture is as accommodating as it could be to us nursing mommies! The Family Room at the local mall with cubicles for breastfeedomg is a start but there's a lot more that could be done. I'd love to know your thoughts so feel free to comment and tell us if you think enough is being done.