Kansas City Star | 03/29/2003 | More of today's mothers are deciding the breast is best
By CHERLY POWELL
Knight Ridder Newspapers
"More of today's mothers are deciding the breast is best.
A study released recently shows almost 70 percent of moms start breast-feeding after giving birth, up from 52 percent in 1990 and a mere 25 percent in 1971.
Once they start breast-feeding, a growing number of women keep at it.
The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found almost a third of all mothers still are breast-feeding when their babies are 6 months old, an increase from about 20 percent in 1971 and 18 percent in 1990...."