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More mothers in Virginia are choosing to breastfeed their babies. But News/Talk 960’s Timothy Martin says the amount of time spent breastfeeding has dropped.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2011 Breastfeeding Scorecard says the rate of women initiating breastfeeding in Virginia has increased from 75.3% to 79.1%. The rate of Virginia women breastfeeding at 6 months dropped from 44.2% to 40.8%. Welch says getting to a year is ideal.

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