Breastfeeding or nursing is a mother feeds her infant with breast milk and it provides complete nutrition for the infant. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breastfeeding your infant exclusively for their first 6 month. Exclusive breastfeeding means that the infants is only fed breast milk, without additional food.
Infants aged 6 months and above may be gradually introduced to solid food in their diet, with or without continued breastfeeding until the baby’s first year. Normally, newborns feed every 2-3 hours; the time of feeding would then increase with their age. Infants at 2 months of age commonly feed 3-4 hour, while infants 6 months and above feed every 4-5 hour.
There are 3 types of breast milk which are produced during breastfeeding session- Colostrum, Foremilk and Hind milk.