A study just released is revealing how few new moms are able to meet their breastfeeding goals.
The numbers will be released in July's issue of Pediatrics. Out of the 85% of new moms who say they intend to breastfeed 3 months or longer, just 32.4% met their mark.
Out of those who quit, 42% stop within the first month, and 15% stop before they even leave the hospital.
Local doula and breastfeeding educator Sarah Shaver joined us on KTXS This Morning with advice for moms.
For more information, Sarah shared these resources:
Women, Infants and Children (free breastfeeding help)
850 North 6th
Mary McIntosh, BS, IBCLC, RLC (lactation consultant)
Sarah Shaver, CD (DONA)