Pediatric group says women should breastfeed at least one year

The Baltimore Sun “Picture Of Health” blog reports, “The American Academy of Pediatrics” has “reaffirmed its position that women should breast feed for at least a year to get the best health benefits for their babies.

The group said in a paper published in the journal Pediatrics that women should breast feed exclusively for six months and compliment breast milk with food for another six months.

Research has found that breastfeeding helps protect against respiratory illnesses, ear infections, asthma, and obesity.

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