The states with the lowest breastfeeding rates are also those with few midwives, and high rates of poverty and obesity. An expansion of midwifery into these areas could make a real difference in health for these families.
Lawrence Grummer-Strawn, PhD from CDC: "We still have dramatic geographic disparities. Where you live will directly affect how much breastfeeding support you will get. You should not be doomed to have a less healthy life if your baby is born in Alabama versus Oregon." #ABM14