Breastfeeding Your Baby: How Long Should You Do It?
Plan for Success
Thinking About Weaning
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
World Health Organization (WHO)
La Leche League
Healthy Children—American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.healthychildren.org
World Health Organization http://www.who.int/en
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada http://www.sogc.org
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
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How long should a mother breastfeed? La Leche League website. Available at: http://www.llli.org/FAQ/bflength.html. Accessed September 13, 2013.
Up to what age can a baby stay well nourished by just being breastfed? World Health Organization website. Available at: http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/breastfeeding/en. Updated July 2013. Accessed September 13, 2013.
US Dept of Human Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health. Your Guide to Breastfeeding. US Dept of Human Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health website. Available at: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/breastfeeding-guide/breastfeedingguide-general-english.pdf. Published January 2011. Accessed July 18, 2013.
7/6/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Schwarz EB, Ray RM, Stuebe AM, et al. Duration of lactation and risk factors for maternal cardiovascular disease. Obstet Gynecol. 2009;113:974-982.
3/18/2013 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Martin RM, Patel R, Kramer MS, et al. Effects of promoting longer-term and exclusive breastfeeding on adiposity and insulin-like growth factor-I at age 11.5 years: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2013 Mar 13;309(10):1005-13.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013 -
- Update Date: 00/91/2013 -