THOUGHTS ON Breastfeeding
Our clinic stands by the belief that mother's milk is the best nutrition source for infants. The WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, and continued breastfeeding for two years or more.
When breastfeeding your child, it's important to consider the environment you're in. A stressful environment will cause disharmony and lead to imbalances down the road. After the first 6 months, breastfeeding can be decreased to the point where mother's milk makes up 50% of the infants diet. After one year, breastfeeding can again be decreased, this time to make up 25% of the child's diet.
If mother's milk is not available, the best substitute is goat's milk - rather than infant formula. The milk should be boiled and allowed to cool before feeding to child.
Weaning can be done anytime from 6 months - 3 years. Mother's choose to wean for different reasons, and some allow their children to self-wean. As you introduce solid foods to your baby, remember it's always best to feed children simple foods, as they are easier to digest.
Avoid fruit juice - it is too strongly concentrated for young children - which makes it hard on the developing digestive system. Don't allow children under 3 to drink any type of fruit juice - even 100% juice. After 3 years, fruit juice may be introduced to the diet, but should be diluted by 50% with water.