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Are 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 returns.


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