A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the number of women breastfeeding at U.S. Hospitals is on the rise. The report credits more hospitals with supporting new moms who want to breastfeed,
The CDC data found that the percentage of U.S. hospitals that followed global standards set for successful breastfeeding increased from 29 to 54 percent between 2007 and 2013. The increase could make for healthier babies.
Hospital staff, including at Renown Children’s Hospital, approach new moms in the hours after her baby is born which can make a big difference in whether or not breastfeeding begins and how long it continues. Many women also plan ahead to breastfeed. For more information on breastfeeding classes for moms-to-be, visit The Lactation Connection (775-982-5210) or Having a Baby.