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Breastfeeding Gives Babies Best Start In Life

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Breastfeeding rates in Missouri are on the rise, but the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is hoping more mothers will choose breastfeeding and breastfeed longer to give their babies the best start in life.

The benefits of breastfeeding are emphasized during Missouri Breastfeeding Month, observed annually in August. In addition, Worldwide Breastfeeding Week is observed Aug. 1-7.

"Breastfeeding contributes to the good health of babies as well as their mothers,