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Asian mother with two children, one todder and one infant to whom she is breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is the first step to a healthy life and forms a natural and lasting bond between mother and child. The more a mother breastfeeds, the greater will be the benefits to mother and baby. For this reason, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) highly recommends babies be fed only breast milk for the first six months of life. Breastfeeding together with healthy foods is recommended to continue as long as mother and baby desire.

Now Available: 2017 In-Hospital Breastfeeding Initiation Data

California in-hospital infant feeding practices and more.

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