Tuesday, December 24, 2002

More mothers take breastfeeding route - smh.com.auRuth Pollard, Health Writer, SMH.com.au,
December 24 2002

" seems the message that breast is best is getting through, with rates of breastfeeding on the rise in Australia, helped along by more family-friendly workplaces and improved support services for new mothers.

Mirroring US trends, the number of mothers initiating breastfeeding has moved to around 87-90 per cent, according to Karen Simmer, professor of Newborn Medicine at the University of Western Australia.

That rate drops to 45-50 per cent at six months, presenting a continuing challenge for families and breastfeeding advocates...."

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