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Is it true that there is no nutritional value in breastfeeding your baby once he is 6 months of age?

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Asked by annaluvsreece at 10:04 PM on Nov. 26, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I think it's false, not positive though... just seems like common sense that it would be!

    Answer by jluvskija at 10:05 PM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • No, that is not at all true. There are nutritional and health benefits (as well as other benefits) to breastfeeding your child no matter how long you do it.

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 10:09 PM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • that is not true. your baby needs either breast milk or formula for the first year of life. but, you're inviting problems if you try to introduce formula or regular milk now. their belly's aren't fully mature to digest cow's milk protein (including formula) until age 1.

    Answer by charliesmom910 at 10:09 PM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • wow... if this is a serious question, i'm glad you are trying to get the facts. breast milk is the BEST source of nutrition for a baby, even after six months.

    i hope a medical professional didn't tell you that, and you really don't know

    Answer by charisma10 at 10:22 PM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • Breast milk is the perfect food for babies.. far past 6 months of age.
    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breast-fed for at least 12 months and thereafter for as long as mutually desired. The only acceptable alternative to breast milk is infant formula iron fortified and solid foods can be introduced gradually when the baby is 6 months old, but a baby should drink breast milk or formula, not regular cow's milk, for a full year.

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 10:54 PM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • With the issues of infant formula, I would think long and hard about switching to formula if you are already breastfeeding.

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 10:54 PM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • No, thats not true. Breastmilk has a lot of nutritional value, even after 6 months.

    Answer by IsaiahsMommy515 at 11:04 PM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • No. Breastmilk is recc'd by WHO (World Health Org) and AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) for at least a year.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 PM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • No, it is completely false. Both the American Pediatric Association and the World Health Society dispute this idea and recommend nursing for a year and beyond if desired. For good info about bf'ing that debunks this and other myths, check out the site

    Answer by Freela at 11:30 PM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • Breastmilk is the best nutrition for your baby even past 1 year of age.

    Answer by TwocutiesMumma at 11:43 PM on Nov. 26, 2008

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