U.S. Moms Stop Breastfeeding Too Soon: Study
By Jesse J. Logan
"NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – During the last decade, more and more new mothers in the U.S. have started breastfeeding their babies, but most new moms stop sooner than health experts would like, health officials report."
"Besides providing the 'ideal nutrition' for infant growth…breast milk is more likely to protect babies against infection and from developing chronic conditions such as obesity when they get older. She also noted that breastfeeding gives a new mom and her baby a chance to bond."