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February 26, 2013
One of the biggest issues in breastfeeding is the disparity in breastfeeding rates among different races. (Read: Is there a “soft bigotry of low expectations” when it comes to breastfeeding? ) The gap between African American women and women of other races, while closing, remains the most salient example. The breastfeeding initiation rate of African American moms, which in 2007 was 60%, compared to the overall U.S. rate of 75%. But it turns out that a big part of the solution is right in front of our noses. It’s evidence-based care and following proper infant feeding protocol, neatly packaged...