Breastfeeding Surveys and Formula Companies

An article from a breastfeeding mother who looks into the “breastfeeding” surveys moms get in the mail – a survey sent out by a forumla company. What I find most shocking is that government data as recent as 2000 came from these surveys!
“The data collected by Abbott was so steady and its sample size so large that it eclipsed other, more sporadic attempts to monitor breastfeeding rates. As recently as 2000, the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, known as the CDC, used the Abbott data as the baseline for national breastfeeding goals, as defined in its Healthy People 2010 report”

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