You are encouraged to initiate breastfeeding soon after birth if both mother and baby are well.
Steps to breastfeeding:
i) Wash your hands with soap and water.
ii) Clean the areola and nipple with water especially if mother is sweaty.
iii) Massage breast in circular motion over the entire breast and press gently towards the centre of the breast.
iv) You may squeeze a drop of colostrum or milk to smear over the nipple with the index and thumb.
v) Gently insert the areola into baby’s mouth.
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