What You Should Know About Breastfeeding
The What You Should Know About Breastfeeding booklet is for new mothers and aims to support the practice of breastfeeding in South Africa. It provides practical and useful information on topics such as the benefits of breastfeeding for babies and moms, how and when to breastfeed, the challenges of breastfeeding, mothers’ nutrition while breastfeeding, and breastfeeding while HIV-positive.
The booklet is available in English only.
How to use
Give it to prenatal women as well as women who have just given birth. The booklet can also be given to their partners and close family members who will need to support the mother in breastfeeding her baby in the home.
Mothers would benefit especially from the information in the booklet if a nurse, health promoter, or community health workers goes through the information with them.
The electronic version of booklet can also be shared with employers/managers who should be encouraged to print copies of the book and distribute it among their staff.
A5 size, full colour, 16pages+4pages cover, normal bond paper pages and 300gsm gloss cover. Stapled finish. If costs are a concern, a black and white print is fine.