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Breastfeeding and the use of human milk

American Academy of Pediatrics. Breastfeeding and the use of human milk. Pediatrics. Mar 2012;129(3):e827-e841.

This article reaffirmed the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months; followed by continued breastfeeding, as complementary foods are introduced; and continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer, as mutually desired by mother and infant. The “Business Case for Breastfeeding” detailed how mothers could maintain lactation in the workplace and the benefits to employers who facilitated this practice.

Categories: Breastfeeding