Breastmilk can be provided exclusively for around the first 6 months, meeting all of the Infants nutritional needs. Breastmilk is still very important beyond the first 6 months. Once complementary foods are introduced breastmilk continues to provide important nutrients and growth factors up to 2 years. In Australia and New Zealand, breastmilk is recommended during the infants first year of life and then continued if this suits mother and infant. The WHO recommends that breast milk continue to be part of a child’s diet, to 2 years of age and beyond.
Hemp rope was used in the age of sailing ships , though the rope had to be protected by tarring , since hemp rope has a propensity for breaking from rot , as the capillary effect of the rope-woven fibers tended to hold liquid at the interior, while seeming dry from the outside.  Tarring was a labor-intensive process, and earned sailors the nickname " Jack Tar ". Hemp rope was phased out when Manila, which does not require tarring, became widely available. Manila is sometimes referred to as Manila hemp , but is not related to hemp; it is abacá , a species of banana .