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A survey conducted on about 2,700 hospitals by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found increase in number of hospitals supporting breastfeed. About 44% of hospitals helped women start breast-feeding within an hour after giving birth to babies in 2007, which has been raised to 66% in 2013. Breast milk is considered as the best ideal food for babies as breastfeeding reduces risk of ear and respiratory infections, asthma, diabetes, obesity, and sudden infant death syndrome.
As a part of the survey, hospitals were asked if they were implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding program, which is part of the World Health Organization/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. About 29% of hospitals implemented a majority of the Ten Steps in 2007, which rose to 54% in 2013.
According to the sources, about 90% of the hospitals surveyed encouraged new mothers of the breastfeeding techniques. They even taught them to recognize and respond to the feeding cues of their newborns. Out of total of 3,300 maternity hospitals in the US, only 289 are designated baby-friendly. Only 32% of hospitals have adopted enough support programs to assist breastfeeding mothers after they leave the hospital.
Mothers have been advised by health organizations to breastfed their babies for at least six months and be breastfed with supplemental food for another 6 months. As per the statistical report from the survey, about 22% of babies are found given only breast milk for their first 6 months and only 29% are breastfed for their whole first year. It has been reported that about 80% of babies start out being breastfed, but 60% of mothers quit giving breastfeeding sooner than the actual time.