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https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2091rank.html

http://www.cesareanrates.com/hospital-level-cesarean-rates/

http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/articles/breastfeeding-benefits-how-they-add-up

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