More American mothers are breastfeeding their babies, the CDC recently reported. Yet the percentage of African-American women breastfeeding, while rising, lags behind that of...

More American mothers are breastfeeding their babies, the CDC recently reported.

Yet the percentage of African-American women breastfeeding, while rising, lags behind that of other racial and ethnic groups.

And Georgia and the Southeast have among the poorest breastfeeding rates, say Emory University researchers.

In this video, Emory experts Maeve Howett and Laura Gaydos talk about why breastfeeding is important for the health of both the child and the mother.

They also discuss the reasons why the rates for  black women are lower, and the need for workplace support and lactation consults that help women with breastfeeding.

Here’s a link to the video, courtesy of Emory.

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