Health Officials in the U.S. are urging more mothers to breast-feed their babies.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Health officials in the U.S. are taking action to increase awareness about breast-feeding and raise the numbers of mothers who do so in the country. As reported by HealthDay News, U.S. Centers for Disease Control Prevention and Office of Women’s Health officials are expected to meet at the CDC Atlanta headquarters Thursday to hear expert opinions on what can be done to increase the rates.
Dr. Sheela R. Geraghty with the Center for Breastfeeding Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is quoted in the report as stating of the issue, “Helping women breast-feed is a no-brainer in the health and well-being of mother and baby… It’s a completely cost-effective mechanism to improve maternal and infant health in the U.S. And, it’s an economic benefit, with less formula costs, less bottles.”
As noted by HealthDay, a “Call to Action” is anticipated to be released next year by the agencies to address the need for an increase in breast-feeding rates.
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