Study Finds That Black Women Are Not Breastfeeding

A recent study found that African American women breastfeed less than women of other races and that a higher percentage of Black women are more comfortable with the idea of formula-feeding babies. There have been a number of breastfeeding initiatives from the US government, hospitals and non-profit organizations to teach Black mothers the benefits of nursing but these initiatives "must also include messages regarding risks of formula feeding," the study's author told Business Week. Read More: Efforts To Increase AA Women's Breastfeeding Rate Black Babies Not Getting Enough Vitamin D Here's what you said: Been there done that commented: "Very painful, but for those who can do it, go for it!" Tee commented: "I have been breastfeeding my daughter for the past 17 months and I am still nursing her."


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