For women in the U.S., the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) currently recommends:1
The World Health Organization currently recommends as a global public health recommendation that:2
While 75% of new mothers start out breastfeeding, only 13% of them still exclusively breastfeed by the time their infants are 6 months old. Many factors influence a mother’s successful breastfeeding, including support from medical professionals, her family and community, and her job. The 2013 Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding makes 20 recommendations to support new mothers in their decision to breastfeed.
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