CDC: Hospitals Impede Breastfeeding
Less than 1% of hospitals implemented all 10 policies and practices either year.
“For women who intend to breastfeed, the hospital experience is critical. These data illustrate the persistent use of practices that are inconsistent with best-practice standards and do not support breastfeeding. To give infants the best start in achieving a healthy life, including reduced obesity, mothers must be supported immediately after birth to establish breastfeeding,” the report said.
John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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