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Breast/chestfeeding is considered the ideal source of nutrition for infants because of the protection it offers against many health issues – for both parent and child.
Human milk is the only form of food and drink needed by most infants until 6 months of age when other nutritious foods are introduced. The World Health Organization recommends that breastfeeding continue until children are two years old and beyond, while most U.S. health organizations suggest at least one year. Breastfeeding is considered the optimal source of nutrition for infants because of the protection it offers against many maternal and child illnesses. The greatest health benefits are associated with exclusively (fully) breastfeeding, although any breastfeeding still provides some benefit.