Lactose intolerance is a digestive disorder caused by the inability to digest lactose
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Breastfeeding benefits after 6 months
Now that you have made it to six months breastfeeding you might be wondering if there are any breastfeeding benefits after 6 months? Well the answer is yes, all the same benefits that your baby already gets from breastfeeding continue past six months and beyond. While it is recommended to introduce solid foods somewhere around the half yearly mark there is no reason to stop breastfeeding. At this point breastfeeding is probably very easy for you. During this time you can really enjoy the breastfeeding relationship that you have established with your baby. There are a lot of strange rumors floating around out there about reasons to stop breastfeeding past a certain age. In truth, there is no reason to stop at six months or even a year. I know when I had my first baby I kept hearing switch to cow’s milk at one year old. Now I am not really sure why I heard this at all. I suppose if you are formula feeding cow’s milk is cheaper and it makes sense to switch. If you are breastfeeding there really is no reason. My daughter hated cow’s milk and I was worried about it but her pediatrician assured me it was not needed. So, we kept on nursing until she decided to wean. I realize now that breast milk was much more nutritious so I am happy with the way it turned out.