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Two mothers hope to end the breast vs. formula feeding war

by Take Two

Jamie Lynne Grumet and Suzanne Barston. Lauren Osen

Breastfeeding is making a comeback. In the United States, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control shows that three-quarters of new mothers breastfeed and that 50 percent of six-month-old babies are being breast fed, up from 35 percent in 2000.

Today marks the beginning on World Breastfeeding Week, a time to promote breastfeeding and provide support to mothers worldwide.

This year's theme is peer counseling, and here in Southern California, two mothers are teaming up with a message that women should be more supportive for those that choose to breastfeed their babies.

Jamie Lynne Grumet made headlines last year when she appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine breastfeeding her then 3-year-old son, while Suzanne Barston is the author of the book "Bottled Up: How the Way We Feed Babies Has Come to Define Motherhood, and Why It Shouldn't" and recently launched the "I Support You" Movement with Grumet to support their cause. 

They both join 'Take Two'  today to share their movement and its message.

 

 

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