every major health organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months, and a minimum of two years for breastfeeding. if you practice child-led weaning, your baby will wean when he/she is ready. the process will be gradual and probably occur between 18-24 months. this is the best thing to do. breastmilk never loses its benefits. if you are interested in breastfeeding, check out llli.org (la leche league), kellymom.com, join a breastfeeding group, and always ask questions! know your rights-many hospitals push formula, it is almost always never necessary. educate yourself and make informed decisions. congratulations, good luck, and happy breastfeeding!
at 7:35 PM on Jul. 4, 2009