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Global status of breastfeeding: Optimal breastfeeding is vital to the lifelong good health and wellbeing of women and children. WHO and UNICEF recommend:

  • Early initiation of breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth.

  • Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life.

  • Continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age or beyond, with introduction of nutritionally adequate and safe complementary (solid) foods at 6 months.

Click on the poster below, to be taken to the WHO website where you can learn more about the Global Breastfeeding Scorecard 2022

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