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Nudged by hospitals, more U.S. moms are breastfeeding: CDC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More mothers in the United States are breastfeeding their babies, a practice that could potentially save billions in health care costs, the Centers for Disease Control said in a study released on Wednesday. Full story

Breast-Feeding Rates Continue to Rise, CDC Says

The percentage of babies who are breast-fed in the United States continues to rise, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Full story

Breast-feeding rates up; 77 percent of moms try

Health officials say breast-feeding rates continue to inch up: Now more than 3 in 4 mothers try to breast-feed their newborns. Full story

Breastfeeding tied to kids' intelligence

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who were breastfed for more of their infancy scored higher on language and intelligence tests at three and seven years old, in a new study. Full story

Breast-Feeding Brings Cognitive Benefits, Study Suggests

Breast-feeding for a longer time improves a child's understanding of language at age 3, and their scores on intelligence tests at age 7, according to a new study. Full story

Breast-Fed Children More Likely to Climb the Social Ladder

Children who are breast-fed may be more likely to reach a higher social class than their parents, a new study finds. Full story

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Students are upset that professor breast-fed her baby during a class. WRC's Shomari Stone reports.

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A mother in New Jersey is shocked to learn that an educational breastfeeding video she created was re-edited and distributed to porn websites. WNBC’s Erika Tarantal reports.

  How long should babies be breastfed?

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Volunteer Li donates breast milk to support breastfeeding at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre
Volunteer Li donates breast milk to support breastfeeding at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre

Volunteer Li Zhiai, 30, pumps breast milk to donate, to support breastfeeding at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou May 8, 2013. With China's first breast milk bank opening in June at the centre, about 80 moms have donated to premature babies

A bottle of breast milk is seen at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre
A bottle of breast milk is seen at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre

A bottle of breast milk is seen at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre, as volunteer Li Zhiai, 30, donates her milk to support breastfeeding in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou May 8, 2013. With China's first breast milk bank opening in June at the centre, about 80 moms have dona

A nurse checks donated breast milk in a refrigerator at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre
A nurse checks donated breast milk in a refrigerator at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre

A nurse checks donated breast milk in a refrigerator at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou May 8, 2013. With China's first breast milk bank opening in June at the centre, about 80 moms have donated to premature babies and other needy infants s

Bottles of donated breast milk are pasteurised at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre
Bottles of donated breast milk are pasteurised at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre

Bottles of donated breast milk are pasteurised at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou May 8, 2013. With China's first breast milk bank opening in June at the centre, about 80 moms have donated to premature babies and other needy infants since t