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24 August 2011

Government adopts breastfeeding strategy

Government will no longer distribute free infant formula feed at health facilities, in an effort to promote exclusive breastfeeding, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said.

Government will no longer distribute free infant formula feed at health facilities, in an effort to promote exclusive breastfeeding, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said.

"South Africa is one of only 12 countries in the world where infant mortality has been on the increase," he said.

Breastfeeding reduces child mortality

 
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