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Infant nutrition
Date: 2/15/2013 Album ID: 1611710
Photos by Michael G. Seamans
Staff photo by Michael G. Seamans
Maine’s percentage of breastfed babies is about even with national statistics, released last month from the CDC; however, it could be stronger. Maine’s WIC program spends about $118,000 month providing mothers with formula, despite widespread education programs and strong evidence that breast is best. Also, Maine mothers are receiving large unsolicited samples of infant formula through the mail, which some feel is undermining educational efforts.
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Thomasina Hutchins, sits with her daughter, Eva, 3 months, at home in Winthrop on Friday.
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