Breast milk is the recommended food source for infants during their first year of life. Although the rates for parents that initiate breastfeeding their baby are increasing, rates for those who continue breastfeeding past six months are much lower. Parents face a great deal of misinformation and misconceptions about the benefits of breastfeeding, how breastfeeding works, how to address challenges, and who to turn to for help. It is important for families to have all the facts, especially facts backed by science, to make the decision on whether to breastfeed, and, for those who do breastfeed, to successfully meet their breastfeeding goals. The online resources shared in this article will provide parents with evidence-based information on breastfeeding and related issues and resources to support the role of employers, childcare care providers, health professionals, and other community members in contributing to breastfeeding success.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)