AP Fact Check: CDC Backs Breastfeeding, Despite False Story

April 2017 - A widely shared story that U.S. health officials are recommending a delay in breast-feeding to improve vaccine effectiveness is false.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency named in the false reports, encourages breastfeeding. The CDC says breast milk is best for all infants except in rare cases such as when a mother has active, untreated tuberculosis.

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