AAP releases updated New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Week…. Day 6

The American Academy of Pediatrics released the second edition of the New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding, a comprehensive information guide to help new moms succeed in nursing their infants.

The guide includes statistics, advice and troubleshooting tips, along with illustrations and the latest medical findings, including:

  • New research on ways breastfeeding can stave off childhood allergies and obesity
  • Expanded coverage of proper nutrition for nursing mothers, including vitamin, mineral, and supplementation recommendations
  • Information for mothers preparing for the first feeding and adjusting to home, family, and work as a nursing mother
  • Proven ways to establish a nursing routine and what to do when mom returns to work
  • Information on handling special situations like premature birth and C-sections
  • Mom-tested solutions to common breastfeeding challenges