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
American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.aap.org
World Health Organization http://www.who.int/en
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada http://www.sogc.org/index%5Fe.asp
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
Breastfeeding. DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated September 11, 2013. Accessed September 13, 2013.
Breastfeeding: hints to help you get off to a good start. Family Doctor.org website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/pregnancy-newborns/caring-for-newborns/breastfeeding-formula/breastfeeding-hints-to-help-you-get-off-to-a-good-start.html. Updated August 2010. Accessed September 13, 2013.
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/what.php : 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/what.php: 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: 12/2011 -
- Update Date: 09/13/2013 -