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Child and Nutrition



Feeding Your Baby


Breastfeeding is best for your baby during at least the first six months because:
  • Breast milk is easy to digest and provides nutrients in the amounts your baby needs. Your milk changes to meet the needs of your growing baby.
  • Breast milk helps protect your baby from illness and infections.
  • Breastfeeding may help prevent food allergies.
  • Breastfeeding is less costly and more convenient than formula.
  • Breast milk is always ready and at the right temperature.
  • Breastfeeding can continue beyond two years and still provide benefits to you and your baby.
Almost all women can breastfeed. Support from family and friends will help make breastfeeding successful. For those few women who are unable to breastfeed, commercial iron-fortified infant formula is recommended until 9 to 12 months of age.


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