When Should You Stop Breastfeeding?

Breast milk constitutes the perfect food for newborns, as it contains a unique blend of proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals that meet the specific nutritional needs of each baby. However, while breastfeeding is usually recommended, there are some situations in which mothers may need to consider alternative feeding options.

Here are some common situations in which breastfeeding is not recommended:

Image: When you should avoid breasfeedingSource: CDC (2023)

What you should remember 

While breastfeeding offers a multitude of benefits for both the mother and baby, it is essential to remember that each parenting journey is unique. The decision to breastfeed should be made with careful consideration of individual circumstances and under the guidance of a trusted pediatrician or healthcare professional.

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