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Is breast milk really best? And for how long?

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Asked by 35yoamom at 10:53 PM on Jul. 22, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yes & for 1 may go longer, it will continue to help with brain development

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:54 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Yes it REALLY is the best.

    and the WHO (world health organization) recommends that mothers breastfeed for AT LEAST 2 years.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 10:54 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Of course it's best. It's a living fluid that changes to meet the needs of the baby. It contains over 400 things that formula doesn't have. Formula is cow's milk. Cow's milk is best for cows. Breastfeeding has lifelong health consequences. All babies should be breastfed at least 2 years. For all the benefits, 3 years is a better minimum.


    Answer by Gailll at 10:56 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • It is the best for any child. I have two girls and they were breast fed, one for only 6 months the other a full year and even longer. They are very bright and well advanced for their ages.

    Answer by proudmomof2452 at 10:56 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • yes!!! breastmilk has benefits no matter what age
    here's just a few links lol

    Answer by Precious333 at 11:07 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • yes, keep nursing you are doing the best for your baby

    Answer by navajomama7 at 11:08 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • They say its better but I dont see anything different with formula. I breastfed my oldest and formula fed my other 2 and there is no difference in them. I dont know what the big deal is with breast feeding. And I know I will get bashed for saying that but thats what I think. I dont think its any different.

    Answer by jojolicious220 at 11:12 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Breastmilk is best, for 90+ years.
    In Mongolia, the mothers express milk into a bowl in the fridge and any family member that wants some, has some.

    Answer by SpiritedTigress at 11:17 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Breast is best, they are currently re-doing the WIC program in my area (i dont know if anywhere else) to try and make it more geared towards breastfeeding! Its a bond i LOVED with my DD

    Answer by smilelovesmile at 11:40 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Yes, and forever.

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:47 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

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