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Encouraging new mothers to breast-feed isn't enough

In addition to Maryland hospitals encouraging new mothers to breast feed by describing the many benefits to the infants, the mothers themselves and the mother child bond ("Maryland releases breast-feeding recommendations for hospitals," Nov. 14), hospitals need to encourage the moms to eat healthy diets and reduce stress, the way they were encouraged to have healthy lifestyles while pregnant.

Mindie Flamholz

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