Increasing the Breastfeeding Rate in Metropolis in China

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Increasing the breastfeeding rate in metropolis in China

Breastfeeding is the prefect way that providing ideal food for healthy growth and development of infants; it is also an important component part of the reproductive process for the health of mothers (WHO, 2002). Breastfeeding has benefits not only for both mother and baby in health and family finance but also for society. The chance of disease such as type 2 diabetes, breast cancer ovarian cancer and postpartum depression would be decreased if mother breastfeed their babies. And babies would have a lower risk to get necrotizing enterocolitis, lower respiratory infections, asthma, obesity and type 2 diabetes. In poor family, breastfeeding can save the cost of formula milk and health care. For society, if 90 percent of mothers breastfeed their babies for 6 months, 1000 deaths of infants will be prevented. For environment, the amount of rubbish would be decreased due to the less of formula can and bottle.
However, the breastfeeding rate is not satisfied globally. The WBTi State of Breastfeeding in 33 Countries: 2010, Tracking Infant and Young Child Feeding Policies and Programmes Worldwide shows that there is no one country achieving the 85% percentage of breastfeeding. The data of breastfeeding rate in China is 65%. However, another report shows that exclusive breastfeeding rate at four months below 40% in metropolis in 2002. Reviewing history, from 1970s to 1990s, the trends of breastfeeding is like

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