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Breastfeeding (#745)

The 2012 Breastfeeding Report Card from the Centers for Disease Control shows that only 27.3 percent of Kentucky mothers are breastfeeding when the baby is 6 months old. By the time the baby is 12 months old, only 10.8 percent of Kentucky mothers are still breastfeeding.

In comparison, the highest rates for breastfeeding were in Oregon: 68.1 percent at 6 months and 48.7 percent at 12 months.

Discussing the issue are Cerise Bouchard, owner of Mother Nurture and president of the Lactation Improvement Network of Kentucky; Doraine Bailey, breastfeeding coordinator for the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department; and Janet Johnson, breastfeeding coordinator for the Pike County Health Department.

Learn more: Lactation Improvement Network of Kentucky (LINK)
Mother Nurture
Breastfeeding website of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
CDC Breastfeeding Report Card 2012

Air Dates

Friday, August 24, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2