having a baby? here’s how to meet your breastfeeding goals | source: us news and world report

Countless studies have shown the benefits and importance of breastfeeding for both moms and babies, including lowering risk of asthma, obesity, and diabetes in babies and decreasing the risk of specific cancers in mothers.

However, there is also an important process is recommended for mothers and babies to go through starting immediately after birth that involves holding your baby within minutes, feeding baby only breastmilk, hand expressing breastmilk when baby is not around, rooming with baby, and avoiding pacifiers.

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