The World Health Organization and UNICEF have recommended for a decade that mothers breastfeed for at least two years. But most US women who nurse stop before their baby is six months old - and many never start at all. How do other countries stack up?
Breastfeeding Rates Around the World
Country % of mothers who start
United States 57
Sources: Baby Milk Action, Cambridge, England; Center for Breastfeeding Information, Schaumburg, IL