Breastfeeding (exclusive)

Defined by the World Health Organisation, with excusive breastfeeding “the infant receives breast milk (including expressed breast milk or breast milk from a wet nurse) and is allowed the infant to receive ORS [oral rehydration solution], drops, syrups (vitamins, minerals, medicines), but nothing else.” (World Health Organization. 2008) “The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, followed by continued breastfeeding with appropriate complementary foods for up to two years or beyond.” (World Health Organization. 2017)