"It looks like it is an all-time high" based on CDC surveys since the mid-1980s, said Jeff Lancashire, a CDC spokesman.
Experts attributed the rise to education campaigns that emphasize that breast milk is better than formula at protecting babies against disease and childhood obesity. A changing culture that accommodates nursing mothers may also be a factor.The study involved surveying 434 infants between 2005 and 2006; as well as a telephone survey of thousands of families. Breast-feeding has long been understood to be much healthier for newborns than synthetic nursing agents. Take that, baby formulas!