Breastfeeding Your Baby: How Long Should You Do It?
Learning About the Benefits
Deciding About Breastfeeding
Thinking About Weaning
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
World Health Organization (WHO)
La Leche League
Giving Up the Breast, Not the Bond
American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.aap.org
World Health Organization http://www.who.int/en
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada http://www.sogc.org/index%5Fe.asp
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
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Breastfeeding has minor effect in reducing risk of childhood overweight. National Institutes of Health website. Available at: http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/may2001/nichd-15.htm. Published May 15, 2001. Accessed August 14, 2003.
Breastfeeding: hints to help you get off to a good start. Family Doctor.org website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/pregnancy-newborns/caring-for-newborns/breastfeeding-formula/breastfeeding-hints-to-help-you-get-off-to-a-good-start.html. Updated August 2010. Accessed December 13, 2011.
How long should a mother breastfeed? La Leche League website. Available at: http://www.llli.org/FAQ/bflength.html. Updated October 14, 2007. Accessed December 13, 2011.
Up to what age can a baby stay well nourished by just being breastfed? World Health Organization website. Available at: http://www.who.int/features/qa/21/en/index.html. Accessed December 13, 2011.
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3/18/2013 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php: Martin RM, Patel R, Kramer MS, et al. Effects of promoting longer-term and exclusive breastfeeding on adiposity and insulin-like growth factor-I at age 11.5 years: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2013 Mar 13;309(10):1005-13.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 12/2011 -
- Update Date: 03/18/2013 -
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