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Report: Hospitals should promote breast-feeding

AP/USA Today, June 13, 2008

Most U.S. hospitals don't do very well when it comes to promoting breast-feeding, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The average hospital scored 63 out of 100, according to the report. Hospitals were scored on supportive efforts, like offering breast-feeding tips and keeping the mother and the infant together. They also were evaluated on practices detrimental to breast-feeding.