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Encouraging mothers to breast feed

by Take Two

Lani (last name withheld) burps her 2-day-old daughter Adriana as Registered Nurse Tracey Desai works with them on breastfeeding. Lani has found that learning to get a good latch is the most difficult part of breastfeeding. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Most childcare experts believe that breastfeeding for a year is best for a new babym and while many women nurse their babies initially, few are still at it six months later. Advocates want to change that, but it's not easy.


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