volume 99, issue 4, Pe12-e12 1997
DOI: 10.1542/peds.99.4.e12
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A. S. Ryan

Abstract: ABSTRACT. Objective. To update reported rates of breastfeeding through 1995 and to compare rates in 1995 with those from 1989.Methods. The Ross Laboratories Mothers' Survey, first conducted in 1955, is a large, national, mail survey designed to determine patterns of milk feeding to 6 months of age. Questionnaires are mailed to a representative sample of mothers when their infants are 6 months of age. In 1989, 196 000 questionnaires were mailed, and in 1995, 720 000 questionnaires were mailed. Mothers were ask…

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