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Breast milk?

Can I continue feeding my baby only breast milk?

Yes, you can. Provided your baby keeps gaining weight and is happy and energetic, you can continue with just breast milk. The Ministry of Health recommends mothers exclusively breastfeed their babies for about six months, then up to one year and beyond alongside other food. The World Health Organisation recommends breastfeeding for two years.Talk to your Plunket nurse for advice or go to www.moh.govt.nz/breastfeeding or www.breastfeeding.org.nz or phone 0800 611 116.

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