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AAP Recommends Breastfeeding For 1 Year

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 12:29

The New York Newsday (December 1997) reports that the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended mothers breastfeed their infants for one year or longer.  This is a change in policy for the AAP and reflects a growing movement towards the promotion of breastfeeding and/or the use of pumped breast milk instead of formula feedings.  Breast milk is even being pumped and fed to premature infants in pre-natal intensive care units.