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الجمعة، 18 أبريل 2008

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CDC is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and to promoting optimal breastfeeding practices as a means of improving the public’s health. In order to achieve this goal, CDC is carrying out epidemiologic research and monitoring, as well as providing program funding and ongoing technical assistance in support of breastfeeding mothers, their families, communities, employers, and health care providers.
Breastfeeding: Ideal for InfantsBoth babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding. Breast milk is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral infections. Research indicates that women who breastfeed may have lower rates of certain breast and ovarian cancers.
Read more about the benefits of human milk and breastfeeding by visiting
The DHHS Office on Women's Health, Benefits of Breastfeeding.
Featured Items
Statistics on Breastfeeding Practices in the U.S. — Results from the National Immunization Survey (NIS), available August 2007
Does Breastfeeding Reduce the Risk of Pediatric Overweight? (PDF-1.3Mb)The health of American children is being threatened by overweight and the conditions that may stem from this problem, such as elevated serum lipid and insulin concentrations, elevated blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and psychosocial problems. This Research to Practice (R2P) brief explores the relationship between breastfeeding and pediatric overweight. In addition to the practitioner’s scientific review, newborn infant Crib Cards are being offered, that can be used by hospitals for recording newborn’s vital information and help parents make this important infant feeding
decision at the pertinent time
from/department health and human services.

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