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OVERCOMING OBSTACLES IMPEDING BREASTFEEDING AS AN EMPOWERED CHOICE

Overcoming Obstacle 1:

Promote the First Embrace (Unang Yakap)–a healthy start for every newborn. Skin-to-skin contact with the mother and immediately after birth keeps babies pink, warm, calm and healthy. Early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding is easier and transfers essential nutrients, antibodies and immune cells through colostrum–the first milk from the mother’s breast. (Source: WHO)