Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby.
Breastmilk is the superior infant food. For the healthy, full-term baby, breastmilk is the only food necessary until the baby shows signs of needing solids, about the middle of the first year after birth.
Breastfeeding is enhanced and the nursing couple sustained by the loving support, help, and companionship of the baby's father. A father's unique relationship with his baby is an important element in the child's development from early infancy.
Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and adequate milk supply.
Ideally the breastfeeding relationship continues until the baby outgrows the need.
Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.
In the early years the baby has an intense need to be with his mother, which is as basic as his need for food.
Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth will help to get breastfeeding off to a good start.
From infancy on children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings.