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    Guideline: Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding in Facilities Providing Maternity and Newborn Services

    Breastfeeding is the cornerstone of child survival, nutrition and development and maternal health. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, followed by continued breastfeeding with appropriate complementary foods for up to 2 years or beyond. T...

    Acceptable Medical Reasons for Use of Breast-Milk Substitutes

    Exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of life is particularly beneficial for mothers and infants. Positive effects of breastfeeding on the health of infants and mothers are observed in all settings. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of acute infections such as diarrhoea, pneumonia, ear infection, ...

    Guideline: Infant feeding in areas of Zika virus transmission

    Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes; the same mosquito also transmits other vector-borne diseases – dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. Purpose of the guideline The purpose of this guideline is to provide a recommendation to guide governments, ministries of health, po...

    WHO recommendations on newborn health: guidelines approved by the WHO Guidelines Review Committee

    This publication on WHO recommendations related to newborn health is one of four in a series; the others relate to maternal, child and adolescent health. The objective of this document is to make available WHO recommendations on newborn health in one easy-to-access document for WHO staff, policy-makers, ...

    Guía de práctica clínica sobre lactancia materna

    Esta guía se ha elaborado con el objetivo de identificar cuáles son las condiciones que favorecen el inicio, la instauración y el mantenimiento de la lactancia materna y de incluir recomendaciones basadas en pruebas científicas que ayuden a los profesionales sanitarios a dar respuesta a los problemas...

    Updates on HIV and infant feeding: the duration of breastfeeding and support from health services to improve feeding practices among mothers living with HIV

    WHO guidelines on HIV and Infant Feeding in 2010 for the first time recommended the use of antiretroviral drugs to prevent postnatal transmission of HIV through breastfeeding. This resulted in a major change from an individualised counselling approach toward a public health approach regarding how materna...

    Infant feeding in areas of zika virus transmission

    The purpose of this guideline is to provide a recommendation to guide governments, ministries of health, policy-makers and health-care workers in regions affected by transmission of Zika virus, in the development of local and national protocols and policies on infant feeding, including breastfeeding prac...

    Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services Guideline

    This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on protection, promotion and support of optimal breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services, as a public health intervention. It is intended to contribute to discussions among stakeholders when selecting or priorit...

    HIV and infant feeding in emergencies: operational guidance

    Many millions of people around the world are affected by emergencies, the majority of whom are women and children. Among them are many who are known to be living with HIV and others who may not know their HIV status. In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICE...