Mass. hospitals show support for breastfeeding
7 Healthcast: Mass. hospitals show support for breastfeeding
Massachusetts hospitals are showing their support for breastfeeding.
They banned free infants formula gift bags for new mothers.
Studies have shown that mother who receive the free formula samples are less likely to breastfeed after just one month.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that mothers breastfeed exclusively for 6 months for a number of health reasons.