“The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about the first six months. We support continued breastfeeding after solid foods are introduced as long as you and your baby desire, for 2 years or beyond.”
The new recommendations bring the AAP in line with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, The American Academy of Family Physicians, and so many more health organizations!
This article from Healthy Children explains the recommendations and highlights the need for skilled lactation support. It also addresses the structural barriers to meeting these feeding goals.
You can read the official statement titled “Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk” here.