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AWHONN's View Regarding Breastfeeding

AWHONN's View Regarding Breastfeeding

AWHONN's view reagrding breastfeeding including benefits and the role of the nurse while initiating breastfeeding in a hospital setting.  The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) supports, protects, and promotes breastfeeding as the ideal and normative method for feeding infants, including the provision of human milk for preterm and other vulnerable newborns. Women should be encouraged and supported to exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of an infant's life and continue to breastfeed for the first year and beyond. 

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