Check out these 10 stats and facts in honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month

81.1%: The number of Bay State moms who ever breastfed. That's above the national average

BY six months, 67.9% percent of Massachusetts moms are breastfeeding, 19.9% exclusively

#8: Massachusetts' ranking in states where mothers are breastfeeding at 12 months

87: The Bay State's Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition & Care score (mPINC), which ranges from 1-100 and represents the level at which birth facilities provide maternity care supportive of breastfeeding

50: The number of states that have laws specifically allowing moms to breastfeed in any public or private location

500: The number of additional calories per day breastfeeding women are encouraged to consume

On average, babies remove 67% of the milk mama has available--they eat until fullness, not until the breast is emptied

75: The percent of women who produce more milk in their right breast

Breastfeeding mamas sleep on average 45 minutes more a night, compared to those who formula feed

1 Degree: A mother's breasts can detect this small of a change in baby's body temperature and adjust accordingly to heat up or cool down baby as needed