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Maine

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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.


• In Maine in 2011, 86.0% of mothers reported ever breastfeeding or pumping breast milk to feed their baby after delivery.
 
• In Maine in 2011, 70.9% of mothers reported still breastfeeding four weeks (one month) after delivery.
 
• In Maine in 2011, 61.8% of mothers reported still breastfeeding eight weeks (two months) after delivery.
 
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Healthy people 2020

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

Source

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.
  • Retrieved September 21, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.