Fathers or partners and the wider family are part of the mother's social environment and have a role in supporting breastfeeding, especially for longer durations (AAFP, 2008). They need information about breastfeeding, answers to their questions, and clarification about any myths or misconceptions (AAFP, 2008).
Breastfeeding helps your baby decide when she is hungry and when she is full. This helps with appetite regulation for life.
72.4% of women start breastfeeding in hospital in Newfoundland and Labrador (PPNL, 2015).
The success among mothers who want to breastfeed can be improved through active support (US Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2011; AAFP, 2008).
The fat in breastmilk contains high levels of cholesterol and this may protect your child from high cholesterol levels later in life.
Longer parental leave... but at a cost. What do you think?