Breastfeeding in Tennessee

Breastfeeding is one of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant and herself.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about the first six months of a baby's life, followed by breastfeeding in combination with the introduction of complementary foods until at least 12 months of age, and continuation of breastfeeding for as long as mutually desired by mother and baby.