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The Benefits of Breastfeeding

The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends that infants be breastfeed exclusively for about the first 6 months of life, due to the myriad health and economic benefits for both mother and child. Breastfeeding should be continued as complementary foods are introduced for 1 year or longer, as mutually desired by mother and infant, the…
The Waiting Room

More effort needed to dispel breastfeeding stigma

Many maternity patients use the words "gross" and "unnatural" when it comes to discussing breastfeeding, and express a preference for the ease and convenience of formula. Can clinicians do more to change this perception?
Pediatrics Information Center

Can Breastfeeding and Supplementation Help Childhood Infections?

One of the many health benefits breastfeeding can provide to children is a reduced risk of infections. What have studies shown about how breastfeeding can affect childhood infection risk, and can vitamin D supplementation reduce risk further?
Web Exclusives

Breastfeeding linked to intelligence

Breastfeeding duration is associated with better understanding of language at age 3 years and better verbal and nonverbal intelligence at 7 years.
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