Commentary: Breastfeeding Gets Personal For Public Health Advocate (NPR)
Sunday Sep 2nd, 2018
When my son, Eli, was born a year ago, it was a given that I would breastfeed him.
During medical school, I learned that breastfeeding bolsters a baby's immune system, reduces infant mortality and improves the mother's long-term health. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six months and continued breastfeeding for a year, and I was committed to making it work.