It’s no secret that breastfeeding is beneficial for both the mother and the baby.
Breastfeeding can help moms recover faster from childbirth, decrease their risk of postpartum depression, reduce the risk of breast cancer and help them lose weight after pregnancy.
Breastfeeding also helps babies gain weight and develop brain cells.
There is some evidence that breastfeeding can also help the baby sleep better and help with weight gain.
In addition to all these benefits, it’s a great bonding experience for moms and babies.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breastfeeding is recommended for 6 months, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six months, followed by breastfeeding for up to two years.
If you’re not ready to exclusively breastfeed, you can still breastfeed your baby.
However, there are different methods for how to breastfeed and what foods you can offer to your baby while you’re feeding.