Jersey City Medical Center Launches Lactation Program
June 7, 2011 Leave a comment
By Sara Lee Kessler
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies feed exclusively on breast milk for the first year of life. A CDC study released last year found that at six-months, just 43-percent of moms were nursing. At a year, the number dropped to 22-percent. At Jersey City Medical Center the numbers are even lower. So the hospital has launched a program designed to encourage new mothers to breast feed.