*Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby.
*Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply.
*In the early years the baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as basic as his need for food.
*Breast milk is the superior infant food.
*For the healthy full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until baby shows signs of needing solids, about the middle of the first year after birth.
*Ideally the breastfeeding relationship will continue until the baby outgrows the need.
*Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start.
*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.
*Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.
*From infancy on, children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings.
-- La Leche League International, Publication No.150