Most new moms stop breast-feeding by six months

08/12/2008 | NYTimes.com

A new report found only 36% of infants are breast-fed through six months, and the women typically had higher income and education levels and were married. Women living in Western states, Hispanic women and women from foreign countries also were more likely to continue breast-feeding. One co-author said many programs encourage women to begin breast-feeding but don't provide support to continue.

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