Exclusive breastfeeding: The only source of water and nutrients that infants need for the first six months of life

24 Jul 18
Topic(s): Breastfeeding
Location: Nigeria
Language(s): English
Audience: Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Programs: Policy advocacy
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This advocacy brief makes the case for the importance of exclusive breastfeeding, aims to sensitize policymakers on the value of exclusive breastfeeding and policies/programs that ensure mothers/caregivers do not offer infants any water for the first six months of life. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is the healthiest, safest and most cost-effective intervention for reducing child deaths and illness.