7 Breastfeeding Facts
Breastfeeding can be a very new and unknown process for many new parents. Educating yourself on the facts can make it not so “unknown”.
Many times throughout the day we discuss basic breastfeeding with our practice members. We are always looking for other good, easy to read and concise resources and this one is good. We found this article from Peaceful Parenting that we wanted to share…check it out.
Breastfeeding is recommended by the American Pediatric Association and the World Health Organization as the sole source of nutrients exclusively for the first 6 months and recommended for the first year of life. The world Health Organization supports extended breastfeeding up to 2 years of age.
In our practice we have referrals from OB’s, Midwives, doulas, birth educators and lactation specialist for us to assist in proper alignment for latch, but an educated new mom and dad are so helpful and empowering for a calm, smooth transition breastfeeding.
We are so lucky that their are so many resources around breastfeeding now. Educating yourself around breastfeeding will allow you to feel more comfortable and ultimately be more successful.