Do you know that the best food for your child is breast milk , and only breast milk, for the first 6 months of your child’s life? Its true!
After six months continued breastfeeding along with introducing foods is what is best for babies.
10 FACTS ON BREASTFEEDING
- WHO strongly recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. At six months, other foods should complement breastfeeding for up to two years or more. In addition:
- breastfeeding should begin within an hour of birth;
- breastfeeding should be “on demand”, as often as the child wants day and night; and
- bottles or pacifiers should be avoided.
Please submit breastfeeding photos of you and your child (6 months or older) to firstname.lastname@example.org for publicizing breastfeeding on the organization’s facebook and wordpress websites. Please include a brief quote on your thoughts about breastfeeding along with your name and your child’s name & age, if you would like that included with your photo.
A top indicator for a successful breastfeeding relationship is to see another woman breastfeeding her child! Lets share our experiences so that others will benefit from our success as well! Thank You.