Making The Breastfeeding Decision
Breastfeeding is healthy for mother and baby. Here's why.
By Colette Bouchez
Reviewed By Cynthia Haines
As more women entered the workforce, more were encouraged to abandon breastfeeding in favor of formula. And for a time, a good majority did just that.
But today, the pendulum has swung again. Breastfeeding is now enjoying a rebirth in popularity, thanks in part to the
"Most of today's new mothers were not breastfed and many of their own mothers were not breastfed," says Suzanne Haynes, MD, chairwoman of the federal Health and Human Services Commission's subcommittee on breastfeeding.
"So we found there was a great need for information not only on the health benefits but also on some basic education on how to breastfeed and how it can be accomplished, even if you are a working mom."