Posted on August 24 2022
August is Global Breastfeeding Awareness Month. It is a month dedicated to highlighting the importance of breast milk as the primary source of nutrition for infants. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies should consume breast milk exclusively for at least 6 months. Sadly, this is not the case for a lot of babies around the world. Statistics show that only 24% of infants in the US are exclusively breastfed by the time they turn six months old. Less than 55% are fed any breast milk at all by this age.