6 months and beyond: Long-term benefits of breastfeeding
Did you know the World Health Organization recommends feeding your baby breast milk up to two years and beyond? Extended breastfeeding can support your baby’s growth and brain development, lessen the likelihood of infections, and provide lifelong protection against type 1 diabetes and obesity. And the benefits aren’t all for your baby. The longer you produce breast milk, the less likely you are to suffer from cancers of the breast, uterus and ovaries, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. We tell you the amazing truth about breast milk’s benefits after six months, and why every breastfeeding mum should consider it.