From Giving Birth with Confidence.
Breastfeeding is nature’s most powerful way of helping mothers recover from birth, learn parenting skills and fall in love with their babies. It’s also nature’s way of ensuring that babies are well nourished, protected against disease and allowed to develop optimally.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed (no water, juice, formula, other fluids or solids) for six months and continue breastfeeding until at least one year. However, whether or not you breastfeed, there are several ways you can bond with your baby.
Following are some tips to encourage you to begin breastfeeding and bonding with your baby.
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If You’re Not Able to Breastfeed
Here are some tips to promote bonding and development even if you’re not able to breastfeed your baby:
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