In marking world breastfeeding week [1st- 7th August], Kijabe hospital advocates for exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life and continued breastfeeding up to 2 years.
Here is mum Elizabeth being shown by our nutritionists Patricia and Melan how to attach Baby Victor to the breast.
Former Kijabe missionary nurse Rosemary Brown comments:
Wonderful to see this as my passion is to help mums succeed and health workers know how best to support! There are some wonderful new video clips to mums and health workers on Breastfeeding on the Global Health Media website. On skin to skin after birth and the baby getting to the breast, attaching the baby, positions, knowing the baby is getting enough breastmilk, expressing, and others. We are now using them in London, but much of the footage was shot in Kenya – see www.globalhealthmedia.org/videos