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How long do women breastfeed for?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
BREASTFEEDING: Mothers breastfed for at least 6 months.
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Why should women breastfeed?

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Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syalanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Baby's immune system: Breast feeding helps the baby's immune system by sharing the mother's antibodies. It also helps with bonding. If you have a hard time with breast feeding, can't do it, or don't want to breast feed do not feel guilty. The baby will still be fine and you will still bond.
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