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How Long to Breastfeed

Based on years of research, these organizations strongly recommend breastfeeding be continued for 1 year or longer:

Many families breastfeed because they know it is healthier; however, some families who breastfeed stop too soon because of a variety of barriers.

Every family has the right to decide how their baby will be fed, and they deserve accurate information to make that decision. Breastfeeding helps a child maximize his or her health and physical potential, and offers lifelong benefits for the breastfeeding mother and child.

For Questions or Comments, e-mail Nancy Bacon or Rosanne Smith.

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