Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know

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  • August is National Breastfeeding Month!
  • Why is Breast Milk Better?
  • How Long Should Moms Breastfeed?
  • Health Benefits for Babies
  • Health Benefits for Moms
  • What’s Wrong With Formula?
  • Black Women and Breastfeeding
  • Why Are Our Rates So Low?
  • Prepping For Breastfeeding
  • You’re Not a “Bad” Mom if You Don’t Breastfeed

How Long Should Moms Breastfeed?

If and how long you breastfeed is completely up to you, but the Academy of American Pediatrics recommends that babies should be fed breast milk for 6 months. After 6 months, mothers can breastfeed for a year or however long she likes. FYI: Solid food should only be introduced into a baby's diet at 6 months. 

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