Newly released Vital Signs report focused on trends in hospital practices that support breastfeeding. The percentage of hospitals using a majority of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, the global standard for hospital care to support breastfeeding, increased from about 29% in 2007 to almost 54% in 2013, a nearly two-fold increase over six years. Improved hospital care could increase rates of breastfeeding nationwide and contribute to better child health.
- MMWR Vital Signs Report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/wk/mm64e1006.pdf
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- Hospital Support for Breastfeeding Digital Press Kit: http://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/2015/dpk-vs-breastfeeding.html
- Press Release: