Breast Feeding

The definition of breast feeding is clear and simple to understand. It is an act in which a mother feeds her infant with milk from her breasts. This is also known as lactating. In addition to sustaining the infant in terms of nutrition, breastfeeding facilitates the bond between mother and baby. Breastfeeding is therefore encouraged the world over.

Frequently asked questions
  1. American Academy of Pediatrics. New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding. Meek JY, ed. New York, NY: Bantam Books; 2002
  2. Kramer MS, Chalmers B, Hodnett ED, et al. Promotion of Breastfeeding Intervention Trial (PROBIT): a randomized trial in the Republic of Belarus. JAMA. 2001;285 :413 –420