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Medical providers agree: breastfeeding is best practice for feeding infant children. Barring rare situations, breastfeeding provides only benefits to the long-term health of both infant and parent.
Education and support for breastfeeding parents is usually the purview of pediatricians and family care doctors and nurses, midwives and doulas, as well as trained lactation consultants. Non-profit organizations such as La Leche League International as well as informal parental networks also provide support to encourage nursing.
National Library of Medicine MedLinePlus (2023) Breastfeeding: Also called Lactation, Nursing. Accessed February 14, 2023 via https://medlineplus.gov/breastfeeding.html
World Health Organization (2023) Breastfeeding. Accessed February 14, 2023 via https://www.who.int/health-topics/breastfeeding#tab=tab_1
U.S. Department Health and Human Services (2023) Pregnancy: Breastfeed your baby. Accessed February 14, 2023 via https://health.gov/myhealthfinder/pregnancy/doctor-and-midwife-visits/br...
La Leche League International (2023) About. Accessed February 14, 2023 via https://www.llli.org/about/
International Lactation Consultant Association (2023) About. Accessed February 14, 2023 via https://ilca.org/about/