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Addressing Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding: Evidence and Program Considerations for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Publish Date: April 2017
Author: MCSP

This nutrition brief summarizes findings from an MCSP-led review identifying key barriers that impede exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life. The brief presents Demographic and Health Survey analyses of three key breastfeeding problems and a compilation of country policies that address exclusive breastfeeding. It also provides key considerations for implementers of infant and young child feeding programs and policies in low- and middle-income countries.