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The benefits of breastfeeding and things you should know

Breastfeeding

The benefits of breastfeeding and things you should know

Breastfeeding is the best way for a newborn to get adequate nutrients for healthy development. It is also the best way for a mother and her child to bond.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends all infants be breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months of life. After that, breastfeeding should be complemented with solid foods until up to 2 years of age.

However, in today’s world where mothers have to work, exclusive breastfeeding might not be the most suitable solution for every family. Here are things you should know about breastfeeding to decide on the best arrangement for you and your baby.

Benefits of breastfeeding

The challenges of breastfeeding

Whichever way you choose to feed your baby, remember that it’s about making every party involved comfortable. There are millions of mothers who couldn’t breastfeed due to physical issues or lifestyle necessities but still have happy and healthy babies. So, whether you can or cannot breastfeed doesn’t make you more or less a wonderful mother. Good parenting means providing trust, love, and attention.

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