New Policy Statement on Breastfeeding

In a recent article in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academy issued its policy statement on breastfeeding and the use of human milk. “The American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirms its recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.” For further information, see the full text of the article here.