Whether or not you breastfeed your newborn is a personal decision.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends "exclusive breastfeeding through the first six months of life" and states that human milk is the "ideal food" for infants. The advantages of breastfeeding your infant are numerous.
We at Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics recommend breastfeeding as the preferred route of feeding your baby. Breastfeeding is not always easy at first and our lactation consultants and providers are prepared to support you as much as needed during this process.
While breastfeeding is not for everyone, we hope you will give it strong consideration. There may be circumstances, when bottle feeding is desirable.
Whatever decision is right for you, Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics will work with you to promote and ensure your child’s health.