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10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding

Together we start the journey of motherhood.
10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding

10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding

 

1st Step to Successful Breastfeeding Together we start the journey of motherhood by following the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

 

2nd Step to Successful Breastfeeding Have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all health care staff.

 

3rd Step to Successful Breastfeeding Train all health care staff in skills necessary to implement this policy.

 

4th Step to Successful Breastfeeding Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.

 

5th Step to Successful Breastfeeding Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within a half-hour of birth.

 

6th Step to Successful Breastfeeding Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation, even if they should be separated from their infants.

 

7th Step to Successful Breastfeeding Give newborn infants no food or drink other than breast milk unless medically indicated.

 

8th Step to Successful Breastfeeding Practice rooming-in - allow mothers and infants to remain together - 24 hours a day.

 

9th Step to Successful Breastfeeding Encourage breastfeeding on demand..

 

10th Step to Successful Breastfeeding Give no artificial teats or pacifiers (also called dummies or soothers) to breastfeeding infants..

 

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

 

World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF established the Initiative “Baby-friendly Hospitals”, by setting the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

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