How long should I breastfeed my baby

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It is best to breastfeed for as long as possible, at least for one year. During the first 6 months, give your baby nothing but breast milk.

If a nursing mother becomes pregnant, she can continue to breastfeed. Since breastfeeding and pregnancy take a lot from her own body, she should eat plenty of good foods.

It is also safe to continue breastfeeding an older child when a woman has a new baby. The new baby should be fed before the older child.

  • Burns, A. A., Niemann, S., Lovich, R., Maxwell, J., & Shapiro, K. (2014). Where women have no doctor: A health guide for women. Hesperian Foundation.
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