Working Mothers Don't Breast-Feed Enough

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Working Mothers Don't Breast-Feed Enough


Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Many working mothers in this country and abroad do not breast-feed their babies, suggesting maternal employment can be a liability in providing infants with the benefits of breast milk, according to new research.

"A lot of new mothers start out breast-feeding [when they return to work]. But during the first two weeks, if they don't get the support they need [to continue breast-feeding], they quit," said Lori McBride, national coordinator of Nursing Mothers Counsel, a California-based group that encourages mothers to breast-feed.

Statistics compiled in 2004 by Ross Laboratories, a major infant-formula maker, showed that nearly 65 percent of new mothers started out breast-feeding, butfewer than half were still doing so after six months. Census data for that year showed that 55 percent of mothers with infants were in the labor force.

"Employment is always the biggest barrier" to new mothers' continuing to breast-feed, said Karen Peters, executive director of the Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles.

A study in Greece published last year found indications that maternal employment outside the home is preventing even the initiation of breast-feeding by many new mothers in that nation.

In Athens in 2001, more than half of the 62 women who did not breast-feed while in the hospital were employed.

And nearly two-thirds of the 1,117 Greek mothers who departed from World Health Organization (WHO) breast-feeding guidelines were employed, the study found. WHO recommends that infants receive only breast milk for their first six months. …

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