August is National Breastfeeding Month. Breastfeeding is one of the most effective steps a mother can take to protect the health of her baby.
US CDC's 2014 Breastfeeding Report Card, which provides state and national data on breastfeeding rates as well as information on supports for breastfeeding, is now available at http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/reportcard.htm
All of Maine's breastfeeding rates increased in the 2014 report compared to the 2013 report.
For more information on breastfeeding and its health benefits, visit http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/index.htm