Exclusive Breastfeeding Is Best, But Challenges Remain In Swaziland
Inter Press Service: Breast Is Best, But Not in Swaziland
“…Exclusive breastfeeding — giving the baby nothing but breast milk — for six months is recommended by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), by [the Swaziland Infant Nutrition Action Network (SINAN)] and by the Ministry of Health. … Yet many women living with HIV are skeptical about breastfeeding in this impoverished southern African country. Only 17 percent of children aged four to five months are exclusively breastfed, says the most recent Demographic Health Survey…” (Phakathi, 1/7).