U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
New Iberia, LA
A 27-year-old female asked:

How long should a mother breast feed her child for? speaking in a sense of reaping cognitive and physiologocal benefits from.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Nutrition vs nurture: Basic nutritional benefits are proven up to 8 mo with some drop off as kids start other feeds. Some kids need the nurturing comforting feature longer than others. If the kid doesn't want to wean it is obvious.If the kid has to be chased down to start a feed s/he is probably ready to wean.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 31-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 35-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
A 22-year-old male asked about a 34-year-old female:
3 doctor answers18 doctors weighed in
A 24-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 56-year-old female asked about a 30-year-old female:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Jul 7, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.