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NURSING VS BOTTLES
(2007-01-31)
(wgvu) - THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WOULD LIKE TO SEE 75% OF ALL NEWBORNS BREAST-FED.
BUT ONLY ABOUT 2/3 OF MICHIGAN INFANTS -- ABOUT 67% -- WERE BREAST-FED IN
2005.
MICHIGAN ALSO DOESN'T COME CLOSE TO THE NATIONAL GOAL FOR 6-MONTH-OLDS: JUST 33% OF CHILDREN ARE BREAST-FED, FAR SHY
OF THE 50% GOAL.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE MICHIGAN CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS SAYS ONE OF THE BARRIERS FOR BREAST-FEEDING IS THE WORKPLACE.
MEDICAL EXPERTS WANT MICHIGAN TO REACH THE FEDERAL GOAL BY 2010.
BREAST-FEEDING IS ESTIMATED TO SAVE B) BILLIONS OF DOLLARS NATIONALLY AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS STATEWIDE.
CHILDREN WHO ARE BREAST-FED HAVE FEWER EAR INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS OF THE STOMACH AND INTESTINES.

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