Tip 233: UNICEF BFI 2

The second 5 steps (out of 10) to successful breast-feeding are:

6. Give newborn infants no food or drink other than breast milk, unless medically indicated

7. Practice rooming in—allow mothers and infants to remain together 24h a day

8. Encourage breast feeding on demand

9. Give no artificial teats or pacifiers (dummies or soothers) to breastfeeding infants

10. Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or clinic

External link: UNICEF BFI

Previously published: 23/03/15

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