While almost everyone has heard the news that “breast in best” not everyone in the United States of America is embracing the practice of breastfeeding. While I live in San Francisco, where breastfeeding seems to be the norm, other places in the county aren’t like us (in many many ways).
CBS News pulled information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which has been tracking how much breastfeeding is going on at the age of 12 months. While 6 months seems to be a bench mark for the length of time a mother should nurse, at least 12 months seems to be the accepted best case scenario.
So what states are doing most of the breastfeeding and who is doing the least?