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
10 facts on breastfeeding. World Health Organization website. Available at: http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/breastfeeding/en. Updated February 2014. Accessed July 6, 2015.
Breastfeeding. DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated June 9, 2015. Accessed July 6, 2015.
Breastfeeding: hints to help you get off to a good start. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor 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 November 2014. Accessed July 6, 2015.
How long should a mother breastfeed? La Leche League website. Available at: http://www.llli.org/FAQ/bflength.html. Updated May 23, 2015. Accessed July 6, 2015.
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 6, 2015.
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: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2015 -
- Update Date: 09/13/2013 -