Best Practices Guidelines for Breastfeeding Introduction There is a need for the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding in infants until they are at least six months old. Results from an analysis conducted by Stein and Kuhn (2009) suggests that the healthiest option for almost all infants is exclusive breastfeeding continued for six months with the gradual introduction of foods and a simultaneous reduction of breast feeding. About 50% of mothers in Ontario breastfed their last baby for six months and more based on the results from the Canadian Community Health Survey conducted from 2003 to 2007 (Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, 2009). These results illustrate improvements in breastfeeding but also suggest that there is a need...The end:
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