Technical brief - Protect breastfeeding in the workplace (World Breastfeeding Week 2019)

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Maternity Protection is key to enable breastfeeding and empower parents for a successful implementation of recommended breastfeeding practices.

Breast milk is the best food and the safest option to ensure good health and ideal growth of young children. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of birth, exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, and continued breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond, along with nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods.