The U.S. Preventive Task Forces changed guidelines from 'promoting' to 'supporting' breastfeeding is an effort to avoid women feeling pressure to breastfeed against their will. Women can end up feeling ashamed when they choose to stop breastfeeding or use formula.
"The reason the Task Force made this slight word change is to recognize the importance of a mother doing what she feels is best for her and her baby and not wanting to, for example, make mothers feel guilty or bad if they decide not to breastfeed," he said. "It's really a personal choice that needs to be made based on her own personal situation."
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