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Story Updated: Sep 24, 2013

Find out their top concerns.

Breast is best...but tell that to a new, first time Mom who's struggling with it. New research suggests as many as 92-percent of breastfeeding Moms start getting concerned if breast-feeding is not going right as early as day 3! Researchers came up with that number after interviewing more than 500 brand new Moms....six different times.

More than half of them reported overall difficulty at feeding time...things like trouble with the baby latching on. 44-percent said that breastfeeding was painful. And 40-percent worried whether the quantity of the breast milk they were producing at the beginning was enough. Most of the moms who gave up breastfeeding did so by day 3...switching over to formula for their babies.

An estimated 75-percent of mothers in the United

States try to breastfeed, but only 13-percent are exclusively breastfeeding for the recommended 6 months.

The researchers say these findings suggest more support and education is needed to help first time moms feel confident breastfeeding...allowing them to stick to it for the recommended time.

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines with health information for your entire family.

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