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Breastfeeding

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Leader, keep on talking to the pregnant woman and with her family about breastfeeding. Explain that breastfeeding is the healthiest, cheapest and simplest way to feed the baby.

The breast milk contains everything the baby needs to grow apart from the substances (antibodies), which protect him/her from diseases. Feeding the child with cow milk or with canned milk may bring the risk of contamination and of wrong preparation. Therefore this risk plus the lack of antibodies may harm the baby´s health.

When the baby is only breastfed he/she gets more body defences against pneumonia, diarrhea and pain in the ear.