More Moms Are Breastfeeding their Babies

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By Molly Clifton

The Centers for Disease Control says nearly half of new mothers in the U.S. breastfeed their babies.

That’s a 14 percent jump from the year 2000.

CDC officials say it’s good news because breastfed babies are less likely to develop diabetes and obesity later in life, and mothers who breastfeed have a lower risk of breast and ovarian cancer.




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