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From the breastfeeding in public thread, I was reminded of this article I read a few days ago. I know we all have different experiences with acceptance of breastfeeding (in public, extended, in general) based either partially, or mostly on the culture in which we live. Click on this link and scroll down until you see the US map. You can see the vastly different breastfeeding rates in the different regions and states. Louisiana is pretty poor =(. I wish I had a breastfeeding map of all the countries represented here. Anyway, please speak up about your region and why you think the breastfeeding rates are what they are (not just US members, all members!) What can we do to improve these rates. By the way, this is not about vilifying formula. There will always be a need for it. It is not evil. Thank God we have it. But I'm just thinking that since the Northwest has an amazing breastfeeding rate, the South (insert your own region here) should be able to accomplish that too.
**edit** silly me forgot to include the link!