Breastfeeding-Responding To Breastfeeding Criticism -mom’s health.
Breastfeeding is the most natural and nourishing way for a mom to bond with her baby. Unfortunately, despite the countless health benefits, some moms become targets for breastfeeding criticism. Whether you chose to breastfeed in public or believe extended breastfeeding is best for your toddler, we’ve got the tools to help you overcome common breastfeeding criticisms.
Keep the benefits of breastfeeding in mind
The AAP recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of your baby’s life and then continuing to breastfeed as long as it’s mutually beneficial for mom and baby. Why is that? Because the list of breastfeeding benefits is incredible, including boosting your baby’s immune system, preventing many common diseases, and helping to reduce your risk of some cancers – it doesn’t get much better than that! So, when you feel discouraged, know you are truly providing the best nutrition possible for your baby.