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Breastfeeding support for health professionals

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The World Health Organization recommends babies are breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months however research shows that while 96% of women breastfeed initially, only 15% are still breastfeeding exclusively at five months.

Health professionals - including nurses, midwives and lactation consultants - can have a huge impact on the breastfeeding outcomes for new mothers. 

The following infographic outlines the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby and how to support new mothers,  both in and out of hospital, to continue breastfeeding successfully. 


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