Extended Breastfeeding Consult

 

Get the support from our IBCLC to solve the extended Extended Nursingbreastfeeding issues related to nurse an older toddler.

The World Health Organization emphasizes that to meet the evolving nutritional requirements infants should receive adequate and safe complementary foods while breastfeeding continues up to two years of age or beyond. (WHO, 1992/2002)

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that “Breastfeeding should be continued for at least the first year of life and beyond for as long as mutually desired by mother and child. Increased duration of breastfeeding confers significant health and developmental benefits for the child and the mother. There is no upper limit to the duration of breastfeeding and no evidence of psychological or developmental harm from breastfeeding into the third year of life or longer.”(AAP 2005)