All mothers should be counselled and supported
to initiate breastfeeding within an hour of
delivery and to exclusively breastfeed their
infants for the first six months of life unless
Parents should be counselled and support to
introduce adequate, safe and appropriately fed
complimentary foods at six months of age and
continue breast feeding for two years.
Pregnant women and lactating mother should
be appropriately cared for and encouraged to
consume adequate nutritious foods.
Health service providers should establish HIV
status of all pregnant women and lactating
All pregnant women and lactating mother
should encourage to confidentially share there
HIV status with service providers and key
family members in order to get appropriate
Exclusive breastfeeding should be
recommended for infants of HIV infected
women for the first six months irrespective of
the infants HIV status, unless replacement is
acceptable, feasible, affordable, sustainable and
Infants borne to mothers with HIV should be
tested for HIV infection from six weeks of age,
appropriate feeding, counselling given to the
mother based on her personal situation.
Malnourished children should be provided with
appropriate medical care, nutritional
rehabilitation and follow-up.
Mother of infants who are borne with Low Birth
Weight but can suckle should be encouraged to
breastfeed and those who cannot, be assisted
to express breast milk and feed the baby.
10. Mothers care
taker and families should be
counselled and supported to practice optimal
IYCF in emergencies and other exceptionally