World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation

The World Health Organization (WHO), which focuses on international public health, actively promotes breastfeeding as the best source of nourishment for infants and young children. Read on for their recommendations.


WHO strongly recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. At six months, other foods should complement. Breastfeeding is recommended for up to two years. In addition, breastfeeding should begin within an hour of birth and it should be “on demand,” as often as the child wants, day and night. Bottles or pacifiers should be avoided as much as possible at this stage as breast milk is the only food designed for your baby. It contains everything your baby needs for around the first six months of life & helps build a strong bond between mother and baby, both physically and emotionally.

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