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|10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding by katty : December 03, 2016, 08:54:08 AM|
1- Have a written breast-feeding policy that is routinely communicated to the health care staff.
2- Train all health care staff necessary to implement this policy.
3- Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breast-feeding.
4- Help mothers initiate breast-feeding within half-hour of birth.
5- Show mothers how to breast-feed, and how to maintain lactation even if they should be separated from their baby.
6- Give newborn babies no food or milk other than beast milk unless medically indicated.
7- Practice rooming in allows mothers and babies to remain together 24 hours a day.
8- Encourage breast-feeding on demand.
9- Give no artificial teats or pacifiers to breast-feeding babies.
10- Foster the establishment of breast-feeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or clinic.
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