10} Sacramento, Calif.
What makes it great: Legislators in this state capital have given California the nation’s strongest laws on breastfeeding rights, disability and family leave. Babies in Sacramento are 27 percent less likely than average to be born with low-birth weight. Sacramento moms are 17 percent more likely than average to try breastfeeding their babies (only three cities have a higher rate), and about 14 percent more likely to keep at it through 6 months of age.
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