Publish Date: June 2019
Optimal breastfeeding practices reduce neonatal and child morbidity and mortality. Lactating women may experience challenges to early initiation of breastfeeding and maintaining exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first 6 months of an infant’s life. Yet, there is a gap in evidence with regards to the minimum provider competencies needed to provide counseling and support to lactating women.
This brief provides a summary of key study findings and recommendations to strengthen the provision of skilled lactation support and counseling in Mozambique.
Also available in Portuguese.
Nutrition Brief Addressing Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding in Nampula, Mozambique: Opportunities to Strengthen Counseling and Use of Job Aids (1009 downloads)