10 Surprising Facts About Babies in America (INFOGRAPH)

There's no arguing that we love babies in this country -- but you might be surprised at how much we love them. According to the CDC almost 4 million little mushes were born in America in just one year! 3,999,386 to be exact. That's a whole lotta baby loving. And really ... who can blame us? Still, that's not even the most surprising stat rounded up below.

The thing that caught me most off guard is probably how few of those babies were born at home -- 29,650. I chose hospital births for my kids but I really thought more people opted for home births these days. Or maybe it's how many babies are breastfed -- 76.9%. That's actually a lot higher than I thought it would be -- which is all sorts of awesome.

Check out the infograph below and let me know which fact surprises you the most!

Research compiled by Emily Abbate

baby development, breastfeeding, newborns, c-sections, delivery, homebirth, twins & multiples, autism

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Mi Jin Kim

I was 25 when having my daughter. They thought I was 16 years old and asking where my parents were! hehe

nonmember avatar Missy clark

I was 19 with my first and 25 with my second child. I breast fed both of them. My pregnancy was much easier when I was 19 but that was natural and my second was IVF... Interesting stats!

Tara Humphreys Bryant

none of the fact shock me i had my first kid at 18 second at 25 and third at 27 i was also a single mom with the first 2 and im engaged to the 3rd ones father and will be married this year and breast fed all 3 for the first few months

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