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Breastfeeding benefits both baby and mother
Moorpark Acorn

When you’re expecting a baby—especially if it’s your first—you may feel like you have a million questions about the tiny human you’re bringing into the world. One of the most important issues you’ll face is how you’re going to feed your baby.

For centuries, breastfeeding wasn’t even a question; it was the only option. Mothers didn’t have an alternative for feeding until the 1950s, when formula came into widespread use. The traditional method of breastfeeding suddenly felt outdated, and formula-feeding was king for a few decades.