Rise Of Breast Milk Banks Helping Shift South Africans’ Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding

The Guardian: The breast milk banks reshaping South African attitudes
“…Breast milk banks are growing rapidly in South Africa, combating a climate where breastfeeding rates are low, formula is fashionable, and a premature baby dies every 20 minutes. The government is introducing the banks at public hospitals, and hopes that a shift in attitudes and mindsets will follow: at present only eight percent of South African women exclusively feed their babies breast milk during the first six months of their lives…” (Smith, 9/14).

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