Babies seem to have gotten all of the benefits they'll get from breast milk at that point. I feel like once the child can benefit from solids, what's the point of breast feeding? Am I right?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:55 AM on Mar. 16, 2009 in Just for Fun
Answer by epoh at 9:08 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 8:57 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by jodi205 at 8:59 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by jodi205 at 9:10 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by epoh at 9:14 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by CookieMom108 at 9:16 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:19 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Then why does it say to start offering food at 6 months if WHO recommends breastfeeding until age 5?
"WHO recommends that infants start receiving complementary foods at six months (180 days) of age in addition to breast milk. Complementary foods should be given 2–3 times a day between 6–8 months, increasing to 3–4 times a day between 9–11 months. Between 12–23 months of age, 3–4 meals should be given. In addition, depending on the child's appetite, 1–2 nutritious snacks can be offered between meals. These foods should be adequate, meaning that they provide sufficient energy, protein and micronutrients to meet a growing child's nutritional needs. Foods should be prepared and given in a safe manner to minimize the risk of contamination. Feeding young infants requires active care and stimulation to encourage the child to eat."
Right from their site.
Answer by TiccledBlue at 9:20 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by epoh at 9:21 AM on Mar. 16, 2009