What is breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the feeding of an infant or young child with breast milk directly from female human breasts (i.e., via lactation) rather than from a baby bottle or other container. Babies have a sucking reflex that enables them to suck and swallow milk. Many specialists recommend mothers exclusively breastfeed for six months or more, without the addition of infant formula or solid food. There are conflicting views about how long exclusive breastfeeding remains beneficial.

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Some articles on breastfeeding:

Amy Spangler - Academic Bibliography
... Pain/Damage During the First Ten Days of Breastfeeding, International Journal of Childbirth Education Vol. 179–180.*Kerkhoff KG and Spangler AK Breastfeeding Twins and Higher-order Multiples ... M, Tully MR, and Spangler AK Evidence-Based Guidelines for Breastfeeding Management during the First Fourteen Days ...
Amy Spangler - Career
... Spangler published her first book "Breastfeeding A Parent’s Guide" in 1985 ... "Breastfeeding A Parent’s Guide" is now in its 9th edition ... has also published two subsequent books "Breastfeeding Keep It Simple" and "Breastfeeding Your Guide To A Healthy, Happy Baby" in 2000 and 2004 ...
Breastfeeding - Role of Marketing
... Controversy has arisen over the marketing of breast milk vs ... formula particularly how it affects the education of mothers in third world countries and their comprehension (or lack thereof) of the health benefits of breastfeeding ...
Amy Spangler
... Amy Spangler is a breastfeeding expert and president of baby gooroo who has lectured extensively and published several books on breastfeeding ... She has also served as an "expert" contributor to Breastfeeding.com and as a member of their professional advisory board ...
Lactation Room - Resources
... A variety of resources exist for breastfeeding mother and employers on how to establish and promote a lactation room or lactation support program ... of Health and Human Services’ Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding US Dept ... and Child Health Bureau is currently developing a toolkit to promote breastfeeding in the workplace called “The Business Case for Breastfeeding” ...