Infographic: Breastfeeding and Latino Kids


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Less than 50% of Latina moms still breasfeed their babies by age 6 months. Optimized-Healthy-Wright-Breastfeeding

But when workplaces make it easier for new mothers to breastfeed by providing paid maternity leave, break-time from work or provisions for pumping Latina moms are 20% more likely to breastfeed 6 months, according to our new infographic on breastfeeding and Latino kids which is which is part of the new Salud America! Healthy Weight research package on the latest science and policy recommendations on how to ensure Latino kids reach a healthy weight by kindergarten.

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Salud America! is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded national Latino childhood obesity prevention network based at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind SaludToday.

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of Latino kids have obesity (compared to 11.7% of white kids)

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