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Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding - Step 3

Every facility providing maternity services and care for newborn infants should: Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding. If the hospital has an affiliated antenatal clinic or antenatal ward; breastfeeding counselling should be given to most pregnant women using those services. The antenatal discussion should cover the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the first 4-6 months, the benefits of breastfeeding, and basic breastfeeding management. Pregnant women of 32 weeks or more gestation should confirm that the benefits of breastfeeding have been discussed with them, including at least two of the following benefits: Nutritional, protective, bonding, health benefits to the mother and received no group education on the use of infant formula

Duration: 02:35
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Original Language: English
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Published: 1/25/2012
Format: Education

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