The breast-feeding wars

Recommended by Clark Gilbert

Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, July 31 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Our take: Even though it is recommended that babies drink their mother's milk, many don't receive it. What is stopping these mothers from breast-feeding?

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that women breast-feed for at least 12 months to get the full benefits of improved immunity for their children, and some groups and researchers say that any supplemental feedings in the first year are problematic because they believe exclusive nursing leads to the greatest health benefits.

Nevertheless, fewer than half of American babies are breast-fed for six months. I understand why.

Read more about The Milk Wars on The New York Times.

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