Thereafter infants should receive complementary foods with continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age or beyond. To enable mothers to establish and sustain exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, WHO and UNICEF recommend: Initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour of life. Apr 11, Early initiation of breastfeeding, within one hour of birth, protects the newborn from acquiring infections and reduces newborn mortality. Starting breastfeeding early increases the chances of a successful continuation of breastfeeding. Exclusive breastfeeding for six months has many benefits for the infant and mother. GENEVA/NEW YORK, 1 August – No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a new report by UNICEF and. Can You Breastfeed With HIV? - Nonhlanhla's story Aug 1, WHO and UNICEF recommend mothers breastfeed infants within the only 18% of hospitals support recommended breastfeeding practices. Jul 29, The World Health Organization and UNICEF recommendations on breastfeeding are as follows: initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour after the birth; exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months; and continued breastfeeding for two years or more, together with safe, nutritionally adequate, age appropriate. GENEVA/NEW YORK, 1 August – No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a new report by UNICEF and.