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Breast feeding has been in practice for a very long time, as early as 2000 BC. Before the invention of formula, bottles, and pumps this was the safest most common way for a mother to feed their infants. In fact, for 99% of human history breast milk was the sole source of nutrition for children until the age of two. In today’s society there are many different and opposing personal stand points on where or not a mother should breast feed their children. It is a very controversial topic with many variables. In breast feeding there are several benefits, reasons, and cultural effects that go into making the decision to engage or stay away from breast feeding. There is also historical causes and cultural differences that lead influence a mothers choice to engage in breast feeding.
Many women choose to breast feed and there are many advantages to this choice. It was discovered that the most successful time for initiation of breast feeding is within 30 minutes of a child’s birth. One of the most obvious benefits of breast feeding is the extreme bonding that the mother and child experienc…
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