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Unformatted text preview: 2 years or more Health Benefits For infant/toddler nutritional, developmental, psychological, &amp; immunological For mother risk of breast, ovarian, and cervical cancer osteoporosis For the environment No factory production Breastfeeding Rates in the U.S. According to the AAP, about 77% initiate breastfeeding 39% at 6 months 20% by one year Breastfeeding Rates in the U.S. Inadequate training of health professionals- Lack of education for parents- Disruptive hospital policies &amp; lack of follow-up care - Inappropriate interruption of breastfeeding Promotion of artificial formula- Free supplies from hospitals &amp; physicians- Media portrayal of bottlefeeding as the norm Lack of societal support - Sexualization of the female breast...
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- Spring '05