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Breastfeeding and human milk are the normative standards for infant feeding and nutrition. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are intro- duced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.
Many breastfeeding women are wrongly advised to stop taking necessary medications or to discontinue nursing because of potential harmful effects on their infants. There are few medications that are "not safe" when breastfeeding. Ask your healthcare provider or contact your local lactation consultants.