More mothers breastfeed

25th June 2007, Comments 0 comments

25 June 2007, THE HAGUE – More and more mothers are opting to breastfeed their children. At the beginning of the 1990s two in three babies were breastfed immediately after birth. In 2006 that figure was three in four. This emerged on Monday from figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

25 June 2007

THE HAGUE – More and more mothers are opting to breastfeed their children. At the beginning of the 1990s two in three babies were breastfed immediately after birth. In 2006 that figure was three in four. This emerged on Monday from figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

The figures also show that older mothers breastfeed their baby longer. 38 percent of 6-month-olds whose mother was between 35 and 44 years of age were still being breastfed. Only 23 percent of the 6-month-olds with younger mothers aged 15 to 24 were still being breastfed.

Highly educated women also breastfeed longer. 45 percent of highly educated women were breastfeeding their 6-month-old between 2004 and 2006, while only 26 of uneducated women were still breastfeeding when the child was six months.

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Subject: Dutch news

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