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Breastfeeding: Basics and Tips for Nursing Your Baby
Breastfeeding | CDC
The history and culture of breastfeeding traces changing social, medical and legal attitudes to breastfeeding , the act of feeding a child breast milk directly from breast to mouth. Breastfeeding may be performed by the infant's mother or by a surrogate, typically called a wet nurse. Breastfeeding is the natural means by which a baby receives nourishment. In most societies women usually nurse their own babies, this being the most natural, convenient and cost-effective method of feeding a baby. However, there are situations when a mother cannot suckle her own baby. For example, she may have died, become unwell or otherwise cannot produce breast milk.
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Get the latest advice about coronavirus. Breastfeeding is a skill that takes time to get the hang of. Lots of mums wonder if their baby's feeding well and getting enough - especially in the first few days. But once you've mastered it, you'll probably find it's the easiest and most satisfying way to feed your baby.
Breast-feeding nutrition can be confusing. How much should you eat? What should you avoid?