Breastfeeding, Night Nursing, Extended Breastfeeding, and More
API's Eight Principles of Parenting are recommended companion readings as the foundation and context for all of our research-based resources.
- Breastfeeding produces milk customized for each feeding to match each child’s nutritional and immunological needs. Even beyond the first year.
- Learning infant hunger cues helps mom feed babies before they cry. This makes for healthier, lower-stress mealtimes.
- Breastfeeding is healthy for mom’s too
- Nursing is usually comforting for babies and can help them settle
- "Comfort Nursing" meets a baby's sucking needs
Free Resources from API's Library
- Feed With Love and Respect - one of API's Eight Principles of Parenting
- My one-year-old nurses every 1 to 2 hours, 24 hours a day. Should I be doing something to encourage my baby to nurse less often?
- My three-year-old still nurses to sleep, and I'm pregnant. Should I be looking for alternative methods to parent my toddler to sleep? Do you have any suggestions on tandem nursing at night?
- My one-year-old toddler wants to nurse a lot at night, and I'm extremely tired. How can I encourage him to stop nursing at night?
- At what age should I wean my child?
- A New Look at the Safety of Breastfeeding During Pregnancy by Hilary Dervin Flower, MA
- Infant Nutrition During a Disaster: Breastfeeding and Other Options (PDF file)
- When you are feeling overwhelmed by breastfeeding on APtly Said (blog)