Camryn. Age: 21.
CNN An international resolution promoting breastfeeding was at the center of negotiations between delegates from the United States and other countries during this year's meeting of the World Health Assembly the decision-making body of the World Health Organizationheld in the spring. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Famous moms who breastfeed.
Mallory. Age: 32.
Breastfeeding is good for both infants and mothers. Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for most infants. Breastfeeding can also help protect the infant and mother against some short- and long-term illnesses and diseases:. Human milk provides the best nutrition for most infants, including premature and sick newborns.
Sawyer. Age: 24.
The history and culture of breastfeeding traces changing social, medical and legal attitudes to breastfeedingthe act of feeding a child breast milk directly from breast to mouth. Breastfeeding may be performed by the infant's mother or by a surrogate, typically called a wet nurse. Breastfeeding is the natural means by which a baby receives nourishment. In most societies women usually nurse their own babies, this being the most natural, convenient and cost effective method of feeding a baby.
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