The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be exclusively breasted (EBF) for the first 6 months. EBF means that nothing besides breastmilk is given to the infant unless medically necessary.
The World Health organization has the same recommendations but also adds that after 6 months when nutritious whole foods are started, breastfeeding should be continued up to the age of 2 or beyond.
Breastfeeding is hard work, and there are many things that can influence the breastfeeding relationship. It is important for the mother to be educated on breastfeeding and have the appropriate support to be successful.
As a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) I offer in-home or hospital lactation help, support, and education.
-Home visit (travel fees may apply)