A recent study found that only one-third of new mums
actually keep their breastfeeding goals.
A survey conducted
by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that only 85%percent of women actually intended to
exclusively breast feed for at least three months. Out of those with such good
intentions, only 32 percent actually kept up with their plans.
Obese women and those who smoked were the ones more
likely to drop out of their breastfeeding goals. Even though women are aware of
the benefits of breastfeeding, they had no desire or plan to breast feed their
child in the first place.