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Why and How Long to Breastfeed
Breastfed babies have:
Human milk is designed for human babies. It’s easy to digest, and changes as your baby grows to meet your baby’s specific needs. It offers the best nutrition for every stage of growth.
Children who were breastfed have:
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.
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