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Breastfeed until what age?

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    DanS is offline Registered User
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    1. Your kid is getting enough milk as long as it's gaining weight. Sometimes it may seem your baby is still hungry but that could be due to a growth spurt. No need to supplement with formula in this case. Your flow will adjust quickly in times of need.
    2. Yes, breastfeeding exclusively is fine at this age, unless, of course the baby is losing weight, then consult a professional.
    3. Breastmilk has more nutrients than formula. It's the ideal diet for your baby at this age. For future reference, don't listen to old ladies. If you're unsure ask your pediatrician, lactation consultant, or post on this forum to get several opinions.
    4. No need for apple juice or soup. Actually recent research indicates that starting your baby out too soon on solids can lead to more allergies. Also, WHO recommends, exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond, just like other commenters have already mentioned.
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    it amazes me at how much mis-information is out there still...

    please, please, please ignore your "friends" and relatives... they do not know what they are talking about!

    breastfeed as long as you are comfortable with it!
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