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Nutrition Brief – Addressing Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding in Nampula, Mozambique: Opportunities to Strengthen Counseling and Use of Job Aids

Publish Date: June 2019
Author: MCSP

Optimal breastfeeding practices reduce neonatal and child morbidity and mortality. Lactating women may experience challenges to early initiation of breastfeeding and maintaining exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first 6 months of an infant’s life. Yet, there is a gap in evidence with regards to the minimum provider competencies needed to provide counseling and support to lactating women.

This brief provides a summary of key study findings and recommendations to strengthen the provision of skilled lactation support and counseling in Mozambique.

Also available in Portuguese.