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A 38-year-old member asked:

How long can a woman breast-feed for?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Depends: Most peopel breast feed for about 6- 12 months, I have seen some women breast feed for up to 4 years you should discuss this with your your baby's pediatrician for that doc's rec.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

With multiples how?Can a woman breast feed?

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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Demand: Supply and Demand - the stimulation of the breast feeding signals the body how much milk to make. There are two breasts so many twin moms will feed with one on each side. Triplets take some juggling but can be done. Mom needs to drink lots of water, stay on prenatal vitamins, and relax. Stress and fatigue can reduce milk flow. See a lactation specialist.
A 30-year-old member asked:

A woman should breast feed a child to what age?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Depends: The american academy of pediatrics recommends to 1 year of age. However, she should nurse as long as she feels comfortable.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How much time should a woman breast feed a baby?

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Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
One year: Breastfeeding is believed to be the best form of nutrition for a baby. Breastfeeding for a year is the recommendation, although not all women can do this. Any amount of breastmilk a baby gets is good, the longer the better.

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