The Atlantic Examines Promotion Of Breastfeeding In Brazil, Links To Decreased Infant Mortality
The Atlantic: Why Brazil Loves Breastfeeding
“…Brazil promotes breastfeeding much more aggressively than the U.S. does, and perhaps as a result, breastfeeding is far more common here. More than half of Brazilian mothers exclusively breastfeed their children until they’re six months old, according to the Health Ministry, compared with 16 percent of American moms. … The breastfeeding push is partly credited with helping slice Brazil’s infant mortality rate by more than two-thirds in the past two decades…” (Khazan, 12/14).