I saw in this article the other day that breastfeeding rates are the highest they’ve been in 20 years. All I can say to this is: great! Science is just beginning to discover the many benefits of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding has been the norm for millions of years of human evolution – it should be the default method for feeding an infant in my opinion.
The increase in breastfeeding rates was attributable to health campaigns designed to highlight the benefits of breastfeeding. This is also good news because it shows people’s perceptions and habits can be influenced for the better. It doesn’t seem like any health campaigns about better eating have made much of a dent in the overweight/obesity problem, but maybe it takes some time to get traction.