About half of mothers will be breastfeeding in our country by six months postpartum, and only one-third will still be nursing by 12 months. This is far below the WHO’s recommendation that moms nurse their babies through the first two years at minimum.
I’ll admit, those recent statistics – based off the 2016 Breastfeeding Report Card – shocked me. I’m approaching my one-year goal of nursing, and as normal as it is in my circle to breastfeed, it was awakening to learn that I’m now standing alongside a minority of moms who are nursing into the second year. Continue reading “How I feel about breastfeeding one year later”