The Benefits of Breastfeeding
Consider the Benefits of Breast Feeding
The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes that breastfeeding is important for optimal infant and child health and development. This Web page offers many resources available from the AAP and external organizations to help you and your family initiate and successfully continue breastfeeding. Breastfeeding has advantages for infants, mothers, families, and society. These advantages include health, nutritional, immunologic, developmental, psychologic, social, economic, and environmental benefits. Start your journey by reading the AAP Policy Statement on Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk and then use the other resources as support for this important act.