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7: Breastfeeding Initiation
Providing breastfeeding support before, during, and after birth in the hospital or birth center setting is the responsibility of all health care professionals who interact with the mother, her family, and other support persons. Promotion of a positive attitude, an up-to-date knowledge base, evidence-based policies, and support for the safe transition of mother and baby during the hospital stay can have a long-lasting effect on maternal and child health.