breastfeeding parents more apt to be confined at home?
No. During the first months when babies need to be nursed
often, usual activities can be carried out with the baby.
Breastfed babies are easy to take along almost anywhere.
Mother can just take an extra diaper or two, and when baby
is hungry she can nurse and then resume her activity.
For short periods of time, after the baby has been nursed,
mother can go out shopping, exercising or to lunch. If it is
necessary for her to be out longer, her milk can also be
expressed manually or with a pump and given to the baby by
the father or babysitter. As babies get older the time lapse
between feedings usually increases which allows parents to
leave for more time-consuming activities. Solid foods are
usually introduced at about six months. These can
occasionally be given to satisfy baby’s hunger until mother
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