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Campaign to increase African-American moms breastfeeding

Breastfeeding rates among Black women remain lower than the rates of other ethnicities in the United States, particularly among those living in the South.
Breastfeeding rates among Black women remain lower than the rates of other ethnicities in the United States, particularly among those living in the South.

[UPI]

The U.S. surgeon general said a public education campaign aims to raise awareness among African-American women on the importance of breastfeeding.

Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, surgeon general, said breastfeeding offers mothers and their babies a healthy start. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found nearly 80 percent of all U.S. women — regardless of status, race or income — start out breastfeeding.

Read more about why breastfeeding is important at UPI.

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