Most Mamas Aren't Breastfeeding Even Close To Long Enough. Bad News Since Breastfeeding Longer Better Benefits Mamas, Babies And The Planet.

In good breastfeeding news, most studies show that many mamas in the United States do initiate breastfeeding (72%), however, most...
In good breastfeeding news, most studies show that many mamas in the United States do initiate breastfeeding (72%), however, most mamas also aren't breastfeeding nearly long enough. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics you should breastfeed for at least 12 months. That said, most studies show that a large majority of new mamas breastfeed for less than half the recommended time. Less than 40% of women who start breastfeeding are still breastfeeding exclusively at three months. About 39% of women are breastfeeding exclusively or in combination with formula for the recommended 6 months. How many women breastfeed long enough in the U.S.? Less than 14% of women are exclusively breastfeeding for 6 months and even fewer breastfeed the entire recommended 12 months. By not breastfeeding the recommended 12 months you're depriving your baby of some major key health and developmental benefits. You're also losing some health benefits of your own when you stop breastfeeding too soon. The longer a mama and baby breastfeeds, the greater the benefits are for mama, baby and the planet. Learn more:

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