Illinois Moms are Breastfeeding More Compared to Missouri

More Illinois moms are breastfeeding their newborns compared to Missouri moms. Nationally, about 80 percent of new moms choose to breastfeed.


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STUDY: Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer

A new study finds that breastfeeding may decrease a woman’s breast cancer risk.


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Missouri May Excuse Nursing Women from Juries

An ailing Missouri lawmaker’s bill that would prevent nursing mothers from being penalized for breast-feeding in public or being required to serve on juries gained final legislative approval Monday.


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Waitress Fired For Calling Cops On Woman Drinking Booze While Breastfeeding

A waitress at a local pizzeria was let go by employers after she called the police on a woman she saw drinking alcohol while breastfeeding a newborn child.


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More Mothers Are Breastfeeding, CDC Finds

In the study released on Wednesday more than 3 in 4 mothers, almost 77 percent, try to breastfeed their newborns from 2000 to 2010.


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4 Hospitals in Mo., Kan. Hop on the Breastfeeding Effort Bandwagon

Missouri and Kansas hospitals join in a national effort to improve breastfeeding rates.


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Leaked Oreo Ad Shows Breastfeeding Baby Holding Cookie

Kraft Foods is attempting to clean up the mess made by the accidental release of a controversial Oreo advertisement that features a breastfeeding baby. The ad shows a baby breastfeeding from an uncensored breast and holding an Oreo cookie in its hand.


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SLU Studying Flu Vaccines in Breastfeeding Mothers

The university says the research is important because young infants are most prone to flu but cannot get a vaccine until they’re six months old.


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