Judgment-Free Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Benefits Past One Year


Should you breastfed your baby past one year? The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six month, and up to two years with complementary food. Yet many health care providers are unclear about the benefits of extended breastfeeding. What are some of the benefits?

Our Expert

Rose deVigne Jackiewicz, RN, MPH, IBCLC

Rose deVigne-Jackiewicz is regarded as one of the top Lactation Consultants in San Diego, California. Specializing in normal and high risk mothers and babies, she has worked in hospitals and clinics helping mothers become successful in breastfeeding their babies. She has been teaching classes on this subject since 1983. Rose has worked side by side with nurses, nurse practitioners, pediatricians and other health professionals in the education and training of breastfeeding mothers and newborns.


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Additional Resources

TheBoobGroup.com | Breastfeeding Benefits Past One Year, Transcription http://www.theboobgroup.com/breastfeeding-benefits-past-1-year/2

Nurse Rose | Website

La Leche League | Extended Breastfeeding

KellyMom.com | Breastfeeding Past Infancy

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