How many months is it recommended to breastfeed baby?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends breastfeeding your baby until he or she is six months old. Why this length of time?
- Because of its composition, breast milk is the most appropriate for a baby's body.
- Also, the physical contact reinforces the baby's sense of safety to help him become more independent.
- Some mothers choose to breastfeed their babies for longer, sometimes up to two years, as breast milk has a protective role against viruses and allergies.
- Whatever the length of time, the main thing is your baby's well-being. If you have any questions, ask your doctor for advice.