The AAPS Breastfeeding Recommendationsdations

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of an infant’s life. After that, breastfeeding should continue as solid foods are introduced through the first year of life, or as long as is mutually desired between mother and baby, the academy says.

Your baby’s healthcare provider should be supportive of your breastfeeding goals and knowledgeable about the breastfeeding relationship throughout the first year of life (and beyond!) If you don’t feel that your baby’s provider is supportive of your breastfeeding goals, it’s fine to look for a new one.

This message is not intended to provide individual medical advice. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have about your health or medical condition, your breastfeeding issues and your infant's health. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you have read in our emails, webpages or other electronic communications.

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