Breastfeeding Past Infancy: Do You Know The Benefits? | Everyone is familiar with the phrase “breast is best” and many new moms do attempt to breastfeed at birth. For those that make it past the challenging first days when colostrum turns to milk, breastfeeding then becomes a goal, an obsession even: I need to make it to 6 months. In my case, I was willing to contact a milk bank if I needed to. That’s how serious I was.