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Caption: While recommendations call for all babies to be breastfed for the first six months of life, only 40 percent are.
The sole source of nutrition for infants up to six months of age is no doubt being exclusively breastfed, and mothers have no other option except this natural way.
9% of the women in our study had exclusively breastfed all their children.
The twins were exclusively breastfed for three months and then partially until they were eight months old.
75), Pattern of feeding practices during the first 6 months of her baby's life, (whether the mother exclusively breastfed her baby or not).
Breastfeeding mothers who were themselves entirely formula fed are more likely to stop breastfeeding in the first two weeks (27%) than mothers who were only breastfed themselves (9%).
We measured how long mothers in our sample exclusively breastfed their children (starting from birth) based on when the child was first fed formula, food, finger food or milk.
More and more mothers are breastfeeding: a new study found that the percentage of new mothers who breastfed increased from 70.
The national percentage of infants born in 2008 who were breastfed was 76.
In 2011, although 75% of babies were initially breastfed, only 15% were exclusively breastfed six months later.