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

July 24, 2018

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.