Publish Date: June 2019
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.