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Most Mothers Do Not Meet Breast-Feeding Goals
While most new moms plan to exclusively breast-feed for at least 3 months, a new study in the journal Pediatrics shows only one-third of them actually follow through.
Researchers found mothers who were married or who had a previous baby were more likely to breastfeed as long as they planned.
Mothers who were obese, smoked or had longer-intended breastfeeding duration were less likely to meet their intention.
Researchers conclude increasing baby-friendly hospital practices, particularly giving only breast milk in the hospital, may help mothers meet their goals.