Health

Let's Move! promotes breast feeding among Indian mothers





A new initiative aims to increase breast feeding among mothers on the Navajo Nation.

Only about 38 percent of new mothers on the reservation are breast feeding, The Farmington Daily Times reported. That's a big change from recent decades, when breast feeding was the most popular option, the paper said.

"Breast-feeding, in our culture, is natural. In our culture, and in all cultures around the world, it is spiritual," Johnson Dennison, coordinator of the Diné Medicine Men's Association, said at the Northern Navajo Medical Center, The Farmington Daily Times reported.

The effort is part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! in Indian Country initiative,

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