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Quick Facts: Breastfeeding (PRAMS)

Breastfeeding has been shown to provide health benefits to the infant, including nutrients needed for healthy growth and development as well as antibodies to protect them from many illnesses. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that a baby be breastfed for at least 12 months, however even babies who breastfeed for only a short period of time can experience health benefits.


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Healthy people 2020

  • Breastfeeding: Increase the proportion of infants who are ever breastfed to at least 81.9 percent.

Footnotes

  • Breastfeeding, ever: mother reported ever having breastfed or pumped milk to feed baby after delivery.
  • Breastfeeding, one month: mother reported still breastfeeding four weeks after delivery.
  • Breastfeeding, two months: mother reported still breastfeeding eight weeks after delivery.
  • Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) data are not collected in all states. For a list of states participating in PRAMS, see here.

Source

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.
  • Retrieved October 22, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.