Breastfeeding guide (summary)

Breast feeding is not the choice, its a responsibility

1. Exclusive breast milk till 6 months of age, to be continued until 2 years of age with complimentary food.
2. Composition of breast milk tailored for human baby; preterm milk for the premature baby.
3. Breast milk production and breast milk let down require effective and frequent suckling.
4. Breastfeeding technique and skill should be correct to ensure good latching.
5. Breastfeed the baby when the baby demands it.
6. Proper attachment of the baby to breast prevent crack nipple, breast engorgement. It helps adequate milk production and baby mother bonding.
7. Any form of feed other than breast milk should be prohibited, except only if medically indicated.

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