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Exclusive Breastfeeding: The Only Source of Water Young Infants Need to Stay Healthy and Hydrated (English and French)

December 10, 2015

Describes the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding with specific focus on the water content in breastmilk and the health risks of giving water and other liquids before starting to breastfeed and during the first 6 months of a baby’s life. Defines actions that policymakers and program managers can take to ensure optimal breastfeeding practices reach all mothers and families, with a specific focus on Burkina Faso.

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