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Community Video (Guinea): Allaitement Maternel Exclusif

The doctor at a health center greets a new mother and explains to her that when a baby is born they should immediately be breastfed, and that they should only receive breastmilk until they are six months old. The grandmother of the child arrives and the doctor explains the same thing to her, emphasizing all of the good reasons for breastfeeding and assuring that the baby does not need any water or other drinks. The doctor then explains different positions for breastfeeding and helps the woman practice. The women are convinced and agree to spread the word about exclusive breastfeeding in their community. Later, the father enlists the help of others in the household to support the new mother: including helping her with cooking, fetching water, and receiving two extra meals each day.