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Breastfeeding Gives Children a Good Start in Life

A woman holds her baby at an event promoting the freedom of mothers to breastfeed in public, during World Breastfeeding Week at the Village Museum in Bucharest, Romania, Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
A woman holds her baby at an event promoting the freedom of mothers to breastfeed in public, during World Breastfeeding Week at the Village Museum in Bucharest, Romania, Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

I recently witnessed a baby being completely calmed down by the simple act of breastfeeding. I was on a plane soaring towards our cruising altitude...




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