9 December 2012

Good News Cambodia (1) Breastfeeding

'In Cambodia, exclusive breastfeeding rates climbed dramatically from 11 percent in 2000 to 74 percent in 2010.

Much of the credit goes to efforts such as the Baby-Friendly Community Initiative, which organized “Mother Support Groups” to provide education and individual counseling on infant and young child feeding. 

These volunteer-led groups have reached approximately 517,000 women in 2,675 villages, promoting early and exclusive breastfeeding, continued nursing to 2 years or beyond, and appropriate complementary feeding starting at 6 months of age.'

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