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Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life

To breastfeed the baby in an exclusive way and on demand, with the correct suction tecnique, are the most effective ways for the prevention and treatment of the most common problems, which may occur.


Have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all health care staff.

Train all health care staff in skills necessary to implement this policy.

Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.

Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within a half-hour of birth.

Show mothers how to breastfeed, and how to maintain lactation even if they should be separated from their infants.

Give newborn infants no food and drink other than breast milk, unless medically indicated.

Practise rooming-in - allow mothers and infants to remain together - 24 hours a day.

Encourage breastfeeding on demand

Give no artificial teats or pacifiers (also called dummies or soothers) to breastfeeding infants.

Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or clinic.

I would like to thank my college and friend Ofelia Grajner for the translation of this web site.

The present information and advice offered in this website is derive from professional experience, from scientific literature and from conclusions of trails; they are intentionally simple and synthetic because it is addressed to pregnant women,and does not replace clinical valuation, therefore the author does not assume any responsibility for the indications supplied.

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