WHO can now say with full confidence that breastfeeding reduces child mortality and has health benefits that extend into adulthood. On a population basis, exclusive breastfeeding for six months is the recommended feeding mode for the vast majority of infants, followed by continued breastfeeding with appropriate complementary foods for up to two years or beyond.
Even though there are environmental chemicals in milk, studies still find benefits of breastmilk to infants and mothers. (Although, there is that "benefits" language again. We won't talk about that again.)
I'm off to try to get Stefan to nap (maybe?) and then to my last session, the CE lunch with Peter Hartmann about the anatomy of the nursing breast. I think I'll have a chance for one last post after that, before we head off to the airport.