How Long Is Too Long To Practice Extended Breastfeeding?
Extended breastfeeding is defined as the practice of breastfeeding a child beyond one to two years . In the United States, nursing beyond one year is considered "extended". The West generally sees extending breastfeeding as somewhat taboo.
How Long Do You Should 'Exclusively' Breastfeed?
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend that mothers breastfeed exclusively for a minimum of six months. The Academy recommends continued breastfeeding along with solid foods at least for an additional six months.
Why Is Breastmilk Better Than Formula?
Breast milk is good for your baby in many ways: It provides natural antibodies that help your baby resist illnesses, such as ear infections. It’s usually more easily digested than formula. So breastfed babies are often less constipated and gassy. It may lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in the first year of your baby’s life.