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Countries implementing BBF

  • Early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding of young children are essential components of Ghana’s Infant and Young Child Feeding Strategy.
  • The BBF team at the Universidad Iberoamericana is leading the BBF process in Mexico.
  • BBF implementation began in September 2017, coordinated by the Gesund ins Leben network at the Federal Centre for Nutrition and the National Breastfeeding Committee.

  • The BBF team at the University of Kent is leading the BBF process in Great Britain
  • Breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health and well-being for infants and mothers, and is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The United Nations Children’s Fund and World Health Organization recommends 6 months of exclusively breastfeeding, as it provides adequate nutrition for optimal growth and development. Despite the fact that 81% of infants are breastfed within the first hour of birth, only 70% are exclusively breastfed for six months in Samoa.
  • The National Nutrition Center and Save the Children are leading BBF implementation in Myanmar.