Access to maternity care services may explain racial gap in breast-feeding rates

08/21/2014 | HealthDay News

Fewer hospitals in neighborhoods with a larger black population promoted early breast-feeding compared with neighborhoods with more whites, CDC researchers found. The racial disparity may explain why black infants had approximately 16% lower breast-feeding rates than their white counterparts. The findings appear in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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