NIP Article in Oregonian http://www.oregonlive.com/search/ind...l=7&thispage=1
"In Oregon, 89.4 percent of new moms breast-fed at least once in 2005, the highest rate in the nation, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey. Washington ranks a close second, at 88.9 percent. That includes moms who stopped when they left the hospital or soon after. In Oregon, the percentage drops to 58 percent when babies reach six months, and 37 percent at one year.
In 2005, Oregon was the only state to surpass the federal government's goal of 25 percent of mothers exclusively breast-feeding at six months, logging in at 27 percent. The national average is 14 percent. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be fed nothing but breast milk for the first six months of life."Pathetic! Criminal! Disgusting!
And the assertion that some groups don't BF because they don't see people who look like them doing it in the media, well c'mon I thought we all grew out of that after high school! That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. I've never seen anyone like me BF anywhere! That's just plain stupid. Of course the only images of BFing you're going to see are thin white women, if you have to show it, make it look attractive, that's what they are thinking. Just one excuse after another...