Breastfeeding

If you can, breastfeed your baby for six months

Mothers to breastfeed; children to be breastfed.1

Public health goal

  • The majority of mothers to breastfeed exclusively, for six months2,3

Personal recommendation

  • Aim to breastfeed infants exclusively2 up to six months and continue with complementary feeding thereafter3

1. Breastfeeding protects both mother and child


2. 'Exclusively' means human milk only, with no other food or drink, including water


3. In accordance with the UN Global Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding