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Shawna Ziadah, who co-supervises the birthing center at the Whiteriver Indian Hospital, says mothers on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation live in multigenerational families under a single roof and may feel uncomfortable breastfeeding at home. (Photo courtesy of Shawna Ziadah)

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The Whiteriver Indian Hospital in eastern Arizona is combating health disparities among Native Americans by teaching new mothers strong breastfeeding practices, which research shows improves such ailments as obesity and Type 1 diabetes in kids.

By Franco LaTona, Cronkite News September 29, 2020