Breastfeeding is natural, It is inexpensive, It is available wherever mothers are. No other food source comes even close to the safety, convenience, and cost of breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is good for children’s health. It saves lives. It is easy and fast. It is convenient. It is a mother’s choice. It is sustainable. It is healthier for the next generation. It is socially acceptable. It is a living monument to women’s freedom. It is a mark of a civilized society.
This post is for anyone who wants to know more about breastfeeding, from a woman who became a lactation consultant and doula after spending years as a layperson breastfeeding her own babies and supporting dozens of breastfeeding mothers. It’s for mothers-to-be, for mothers with newborns, for women who are having trouble breastfeeding and their partners, for people who have never known anyone breastfeeding and don’t know what it involves, and even for those who have known breastfeeding mothers
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for infants, but new mothers are often clueless about how to make it work. Simply put, breastfeeding takes work, and this essential survival guide will help mothers overcome the obstacles they face.
Dr. Michel Cohen, a pediatrician and neonatologist, explains the health benefits of breastfeeding and provides guidance for new mothers who are breastfeeding infants.
In the first six months of a baby’s life, breast milk is the perfect food. It’s free, convenient, and nutritious. Feeding a baby breast milk in that intense early period is the single best thing you can do to give your baby a start in life. And yet, in some parts of the world, today, only a small fraction of new mothers breastfeed their babies. What went wrong?
We all want to be the best mothers we can be. But how do we know what’s really safe–or really risky–when it comes to our babies?
All mothers should know that breastfeeding will help their babies to grow up to be smart, healthy, and happy. That’s the opinion of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and it’s also the opinion of mother of three and certified lactation consultant Marci S. Deahl
1. Breastfeeding is normal, natural and good for your baby
2. You can breastfeed
3. Every woman can breastfeed
4. Breastfeeding makes you a better mother
5. Breastfeeding is empowering
6. Breastfeeding is economical
7. Breastfeeding really works
8. Breastfeeding is convenient
9. Breastfeeding is flexible
10. Breastfeeding requires commitment
11. Breastfeeding requires