Whether or not you choose to breastfeed your newborn is a personal decision.
While breastfeeding is not for everyone, we hope you will give it strong consideration. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by the mother and infant.
Breastfeeding is not always easy at first and Dr. Bakshi, a Certified Lactation Counselor, is prepared to support you as much as needed during this process. If you are in need of support or would like counsel, please inform our staff at the time of scheduling your appointment, so appropriate time can be allotted.
Whatever decision is right for you and your family, Dr. Bakshi and our team at Walden Pond Pediatrics, will work with you to promote and ensure your child’s health.