34. Breastfeeding 101
Breast is best – no doubt about it. Time after time, research projects find that breastfeeding gives babies the best start in life. Here’s how to get breastfeeding established.
Breastfeeding protects babies from disease. It helps them avoid allergies and asthma. It guards against heart disease and some cancers. It even makes children brighter, scoring higher in IQ and cognitive tests up to the age of eighteen.
The World Health Organization recommends that, if possible, mothers should exclusively breastfeed for at least the first four–six months of a baby’s life. Many mothers feed their babies for a lot longer. I did, and found it convenient and fulfilling.
First Time to the Breast
Babies who are well and not drowsy ...