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Community Video (Niger): A Good Start to Exclusive Breastfeeding

A woman delivers at a health center and breastfeeds her baby immediately after the delivery. The midwife explains the importance of exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months, as well as proper positioning and attachment of the baby. She tells the new mother to breastfeed 8-12 times throughout the day and night. Upon returning home, the woman’s family supports her while she breastfeeds. The midwife concludes by summarizing the importance of exclusive breastfeeding.

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