Step 1 - Have a Written Breastfeeding Policy

Step 2 - Train All Health Care Staff

Step 3 - Inform All Pregnant Women about Breastfeeding

Step 4 - Help Mothers Initiate Breastfeeding within One Hour of Birth

Step 5 - Show Mothers How to Breastfeed

Step 6 - Practice Exclusive Breastfeeding

Step 7 - Practice Rooming-In

Step 8 - Encourage Breastfeeding On-Demand

Step 9 - Give No Artificial Teats or Pacifiers

Step 10 - Refer Mothers to Breastfeeding Support at Discharge

Compliance with the WHO Code



This information is provided by the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program within the Department of Public Health.

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