Extended Maternity Leave Improves Breast-Feeding Rates

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM Women Health News
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A recent research has revealed the positive impact of extended maternity leave on breast feeding rates which improved drastically.
 Extended Maternity Leave Improves Breast-Feeding Rates
Extended Maternity Leave Improves Breast-Feeding Rates
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Public health researchers from the University of South Carolina found that women whose maternity leave was more than six weeks stood a greater chance of beginning  breast-feeding, and continuing for more than six months. Further, such women showed a greater likelihood of exclusive breast-feeding beyond three months, as compared to women who resumed work within one and six weeks following childbirth.

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"Based on our findings, if women delay their return to work, then the prevalence of breast-feeding in the U.S. may increase," says Saundra Glover, associate dean for health disparities and social justice in the School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.



Source: Medindia
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