Breastfeeding is part of the wondrous, natural, healing, nurturing world of mother Earth exclusive to the God -blessed humans and other inferior mammals. If you don't exert your God-given responsibility to breastfeed your baby, you are an evil child-abusing devil monster. However if you do breast feed in public, you are a pervert creating trouble-maker.
Lactation describes the secretion of milk from the mammary glands and the period of time that a mother lactates to feed her young. The process can occur with all post- pregnancy female mammalsalthough it predates mammals. Newborn infants often produce some milk from their own breast tissue, known colloquially as witch's milk.
Contraindications to breastfeeding are those conditions that could compromise the health of the infant if breast milk from their mother is consumed. One example of this is galactosemia. This is.
In Western countries extended breastfeeding usually means breastfeeding after the age of 12 or 24 months, depending on the culture. Elizabeth Baldwin says in Extended Breastfeeding and the Law"Because our culture tends to view the breast as sexual, it can be hard for people to realize that breastfeeding is the natural way to nurture children. It is difficult to obtain accurate information and statistics about extended breastfeeding in these countries because of the mother's embarrassment.
Breastfeeding difficulties refers to problems that arise from breastfeedingthe feeding of an infant or young child with milk from a woman's breasts. Although babies have a sucking reflex that enables them to suck and swallow milk, and although human breast milk is usually the best source of nourishment for human infants,  there are circumstances under which breastfeeding can be problematic, or even, in rare instances, contraindicated. Difficulties can arise both in connection with the act of breastfeeding and with the health of the nursing infant.
Over the past decades, evidence for the health advantages of breastfeeding and recommendations for practice have continued to increase. WHO can now say with full confidence that breastfeeding reduces child mortality and has health benefits that extend into adulthood. On a population basis, exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is the recommended way of feeding infants, followed by continued breastfeeding with appropriate complementary foods for up to two years or beyond.
Getting your baby to breastfeed comfortably requires practice and patience. A few good tips from our lactation experts will help you get started. Learn techniques for getting you and your baby comfortable breastfeeding.
The social attitude and legal status regarding the practice of breastfeeding babies in open view of the general public vary widely in cultures around the world. In many countries, both in the Global South and in a number of Western countries, breastfeeding in public is common and generally not regarded as an issue. In those countries, laws protect the nursing mother. In many parts of the world including Australia some parts of the United States, and Europe, along with some countries in Asia, women have an explicit legal right to nurse in public and in the workplace.
Show less Breast feeding is undeniably the healthiest option for your baby. Despite all of the emotional and physical health benefits that come with breast feeding, there is no denying that it can at times be a challenge.
Show less Breastfeeding helps to guarantee that your baby gets a healthy start to life. Breast milk contains all the nutrients your baby needs, it's perfectly suited to their sensitive digestive systems, and it's crucial for the development of your infant's immune system since immunities pass from you to your baby through breastmilk.