Saturday, January 22, 2011

Where does your state rank?

CBS ran a story about breastfeeding and state rankings. The story online, required a bunch of clicking......so I thought  would help ya out! Here are the rankings...... Where do you rank?


From cbs.com
Doctors say breast milk is best, and the World Health Organization says babies should be fed exclusively with breast milk for six months. But long-term breast-feeding is more popular in some parts of the country than in others. Here's a state-by-state rundown, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


(Rankings go from lowest to highest)


51. MS 8.0 percent of moms are still breast-feeding at 12 months
50. LA 9.8
49. SC 12.0
48. OK 12.2
47. WV 12.5
46.  AR 12.6
45. KY 13.1
44. AL 15.9
43. IL 16.4
42. IM 16.9 
41. TN 17.2 
40. FL 17.3
38. GA 17.9 (TIE) (THIS IS ME!!)
38. MD 17.9
37. PA 18.5
36. IA 19.2
34. MO 19.4 (TIE)
34. NC 19.4
33. NJ 19.8
32. KS 20.2
30. OH 20.3 (TIE)
30. DE 2.3
29. ND 20.7
28. NV 20.8
27.  CT 21.7
26. TX 21.8
24. RI 22.7 (TIE)
24. SD 22.7
23. MI 22.9
22. MA 23.3
21. WI 23.5
20. DC 23.7
18. NE 23.9 (TIE)
18. VA 23.9
16. NM 24.8
16. NY 24.8
15. AZ 25.3
14. NH 29.5
13. MN 26.6
12. ME 27.6
11. WY 29.0
10. CO 29.3
9. ID 30.8
8. CA 31.4
7. AK 32.7
6. HI 33.1
5. WA 33.4
4. MT 34.8
3. UT 35.4
2. OR 39.6
1. VT 39.7


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