Breastfeeding is a natural choice with many benefits to you and your baby. Breastfeeding is a wonderful, bonding experience between you and your baby and also offers many practical benefits. Research shows that the longer you breastfeed, the more you and your baby will benefit. The Ministry of Health recommends that new mothers breastfeed exclusively for 6 months and continue on for at least 18-24 months after introducing solids.

BREASTFEEDING MOTTO
Best for baby
Reduces incidence of allergies
Economical – no waste
Antibodies – greater immunity to infections
Stool inoffensive – never constipated
Temperature always correct and constant
Fresh milk – never goes sour in the breast
Emotionally bonding
Easy once established
Digested easily within two to three hours
Immediately available
Nutritionally balanced
Gastroenteritis greatly reduced

When Do You Need To Stop Breastfeeding?

The WHO (World Health Organization) recommends that you breastfeed your baby for the first 2 years. When the time comes to stop breastfeeding, it...

YOUR BABY'S FEEDING NEEDS

Breastfeeding Checklist for Newborns

One of the most common question that mums ask is how do I know if my newborn baby is getting enough milk? Here is...
Baby after birth

Your baby’s hunger cues

NUTRITION FOR BREASTFEEDING

Simple Meal Plan for First Time Mums when Breastfeeding

Below is a simple sample meal plan that can be adopted by new mums and customized to meet their personal needs. Monday: Breakfast: Fried eggs, wholemeal...

Supporting Breastfeeding

Sustaining Breastfeeding

Support System Breastfeeding is more than a way to feed a baby – it becomes a lifestyle.  Fathers and other special support persons can be...

Resources

How To Stop Breastfeeding

Tips to help mums stop breastfeeding toddlers

Majority of mums in Kenya enjoy bonding with their baby through breastfeeding and often do it for as long as possible. It is common...

Nutritional Guidelines

Mothers often have questions about which foods are important to eat, how much and which foods should be avoided during breastfeeding. For most breastfeeding...

Sterilizing Feeding Equipment

Since your baby’s immune system is not yet fully developed, your baby is more susceptible to infections that lead to diarrhoea and vomiting. It...
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