Surprises in New Breastfeeding Guidelines
By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Medical News
Reviewed By Brunilda Nazario, MD
on Monday, February 07, 2005
"Feb. 7, 2005 -- Updated breastfeeding guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have some new additions that may come as a surprise. The guidelines appear in February's issue of Pediatrics. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is still strongly recommended. The AAP also encourages continued breastfeeding for the next six months and even longer as long as it is mutually desired by mother and child...."