study found that more than two thirds of American mothers who planned to exclusively breastfeed for three months did not reach their goal (Perrine, Scanlon, Li, Odom, & Grummer-Strawn, 2012).
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents breastfeed their babies on cue (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012).
(3) There are also health advantages for mothers who breastfeed. The most beneficial are decreased postpartum bleeding and faster uterine involution, as well as earlier return to pre-pregnancy weight.
But having older children also meant they were coping with toddler/s, as well as trying to breastfeed. The participants said they were confident they had enough milk to breastfeed their twins and they were confident with breastfeeding in general.
A new analysis has found that mothers who are more extroverted and less anxious are more likely to breastfeed and to continue to breastfeed than mothers who are introverted or anxious.
Breastfeeding is important for the health of both mother and baby: breastfed babies have lower levels of infections and allergies and are less likely to be overweight, while mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop certain cancers.
Studies have shown that working mothers that breastfeed their babies are less likely to be absent from work on sick leave, taking care of their infants.
The national objective for breastfeeding is that by the year 2020, 82% of mothers will breastfeed their newborn baby, 61% will continue to breastfeed their infant for 6 months, and 34% will continue to breastfeed until the infant reaches its first birthday.
The scheme is designed to help mums feel comfortable and confident about being able to breastfeed
in public areas.
* Avoidance of breastfeeding carries risks of illness, malnutrition, and the possibility of discrimination against mothers who do not breastfeed.
However, this figure is based on early studies, which did not document the exact duration of breastfeeding (for example, for 2 months, 6 months, or 2 years) or the pattern of breastfeeding (no differentiation between women who 'exclusively breastfeed' and those who used 'mixed feeding').
What do you see as potential benefits of having an employee who breastfeeds her child?
What do you see as potential difficulties of having an employee who breastfeeds her child?
The intention of the law is to encourage low-income working women to breastfeed
(Karin & Runge, 2014).
The average savings for a mother who breastfeeds
can be $800 per year.