Breastfeeding, Night Nursing, Extended Breastfeeding, and More

This Principle is not complete without reading API's Eight Principles of Parenting Introduction -- important information for understanding the context API's Principles of Parenting.

Breastfeeding and Attachment

  • Breastfeeding satisfies an infant's nutritional and emotional needs better than any other method of infant feeding
  • Feed on cue, before the stage of crying
  • Breastfeeding continues to be normal and important nutritionally, immunologically, and emotionally beyond one year
  • Breastfeeding has many benefits for both mother and baby
  • Nursing is a valuable mothering tool to naturally comfort a baby
  • "Comfort Nursing" meets a baby's sucking needs

Read More About Breastfeeding via the Links Below

The Attached Family

API's The Attached Family online magazine, updated weekly with articles on a variety of topics, is an extension of the quarterly The Attached Family print magazine. The following articles on Breastfeeding are accessible at no cost on The Attached Family online magazine. Please consider joining API to help support API's ability to continue providing this information.

Members also receive a quarterly magazine, The Attached Family. This summer’s issue focuses on the API Principle of Feeding with Love and Respect, particularly overcoming feeding challenges.

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