- March 28, 2018
School of Public Health to launch breastfeeding campaign
- February 04, 2017
Exclusive, early breastfeeding low in the country
- February 02, 2017
Becoming Baby Friendly Dissemination Event
GHANA BBF SCORE=2.0
Early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding of young children are essential components of Ghana’s Infant and Young Child Feeding Strategy. However, only 56% of Ghanaian infants initiate breastfeeding within the recommended one hour post-delivery. Further, only 52% of infants below 6 months are exclusively breastfed. The duration of exclusive breastfeeding has been progressively declining over the past decade.
The Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly process identified gaps in the national breastfeeding programming. The following recommended actions were presented to the key decision makers to address the gaps.