Human Development – Breast Feeding 4th Chapter
The APA format for referencing our textbook is as follows:
Santrock, J. W. (2013). Life-span development (14th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
You learned about benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and infant in Ch 4 and the Ch 4 Lecture information on breastfeeding. However, despite these benefits only a small percentage of babies in the U.S. are being exclusively breastfed for the recommended 12 months.
1. Why do you think this is? What are the factors involved?
2. Do you think there are myths about breastfeeding that contribute to this? If so, what myths are most powerful and why?
3. Before you read this information did you know about these benefits? Do you think that knowing these benefits will influence your decision about whether you’d prefer your own child be breastfed or formula-fed (either by you or your partner)? Why or why not