Breast milk is the natural first food for babies, it provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first months of life, and it continues to provide up to half or more of a child’s nutritional needs during the second half of the first year, and up to one-third during the second year of life. #breastfeeding

The WHO on exclusive breastfeeding. Babies are made to feed naturally. Breastmilk is all they need for the first YEAR of life. (Does not mean that they can't start baby led weaning after six months.

Is Exclusive Breastfeeding REALLY that important?  Find out why it is.

Exclusive Nursing Your Breastfeeding Baby

What is the big deal with exclusive nursing? Find out why the CDC, AAP, and WHO want your baby to try exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months.

Written by Fed is Best Foundation Co-Founder Christie del Castillo-Hegyi, M.D.  Not many people know the rest of my breastfeeding story, the part that happened after my son's hospitalization. People assume that because I spend most of my time advocating for safe infant feeding practices by educating moms on how to breastfeed safely, that I am against breastfeeding or want mothers to feel like exclusive breastfeeding is unsafe. That couldn't be further from the truth. Clearly if a mother has…

The Fed is Best Foundation provides safe, evidence-based infant feeding advice to support all mothers to feed their babies with breast milk, formula or both

On Exclusive Breastfeeding, Teething and Sleep

It’s World Breastfeeding Week (barely, since today is the last day), and I thought now would be a great time to update you on my nursing journey.

Why Exclusive Breastfeeding Is So Important In The Early Newborn Period

TeleHealth Helps Newborns When They Need It Most

5 things you didn't know about breastfeeding | BabyCenter

5 things you didn't know about breastfeeding

Three years exclusive breastfeeding. D  on

Three years exclusive breastfeeding. D on

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week: ‘Close to Mothers’ | RichmondMom.com

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week: 'Close to Mothers'

Why Hospital Policies Matter: Study of California Hospitals Finds Birth Practices Impact Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates

Jaundice did not interfere with exclusive breastfeeding but only because I fought for it.

In over years I have counseled over breastfeeding mothers as part of my paid work as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and as a volunteer La Leche League Leader.

Letter to doctors and parents about the dangers of insufficient exclusive breastfeeding | Fed is Best

Letter to doctors and parents about the dangers of insufficient exclusive breastfeeding

Did you know feeding the baby within 30 minutes of birth increase exclusive breastfeeding rates long term.  Delay other procedures, but not breastfeeding...

Did you know feeding the baby within 30 minutes of birth increase exclusive breastfeeding rates long term. Delay other procedures, but not breastfeeding.

Exclusive breastfeeding http://needhelpbreastfeeding.blogspot.com/

Children who are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life are more likely to survive than non-breastfed children. via unicef

Exclusive Breastfeeding for 6 months, breastfeed for one year and as long after as desired by mom and baby!

Why Delay Solids? : KellyMom: Interesting article on why it is important to delay solid foods until at least 6 months, if not longer.

Exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months. Not 4 months or 5.

Exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months. Not 4 months or

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