Breastfeeding is the best way to ensure that growing babies are getting essential nutrients. This podcast discusses the benefits of breastfeeding. Created: 2/28/2013 by MMWR.
Date Released: 2/28/2013. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Mom’s Milk is Best
Progress in Increasing Breastfeeding and Reducing Racial/Ethnic
Differences – United States, 2000-2008 Births
Recorded: February 19, 2013; posted: February 28, 2013
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Breastfeeding is the best way to ensure that growing babies are getting essential nutrients. Breast milk is usually easier to digest than formula and breast milk contains antibodies that protect babies from certain illnesses. Infants should receive only breast milk for the first six months. After that, as solids are introduced, they should continue to breastfeed until at least 12 months. Breastfeeding requires patience and commitment. To be successful, breastfeeding moms need support from their hospital, doctor, employer, family, and community. If you need help, don’t hesitate to ask a health care provider or a breastfeeding specialist.
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