'Hey, Mom, Can I Nurse Now?' (washingtonpost.com)
Washington Post, May 27, 2003
By Rebecca R. Kahlenberg
Special to The Washington Post
Tuesday, May 27, 2003; Page C09
"The benefits of breast-feeding infants are widely acknowledged, and the percentage of mothers who nurse their newborns at birth has climbed to about 70 percent. But although experts say many of those benefits continue for mothers and babies beyond age 1, the number of nursing moms in America who engage in "extended breast-feeding" -- breast-feeding a baby for more than 12 months -- drops to under 20 percent...."