The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that infants should be fed breast milk for the first 12 months after birth and exclusively for the first 6 months. Both you and your baby can benefit greatly from breastfeeding — your baby receives proper nutrition, and you’re able to bond with your baby through skin-to-skin touching. However, breastfeeding is a learned skill and may take some time to perfect. And that’s where we come in!
At Tufts Medical Center, we are dedicated to supporting new moms and families — both in and out of the doctor’s office. We offer a number of resources to help guide you through this new and invaluable experience.
New moms may find it helpful to work with a lactation consultant, a health professional specially trained to address all of your breastfeeding questions and concerns. To make an appointment with a board certified lactation consultant, please call 617-636-0175.