World Health Organization's recommendations
Breastfeeding is an unequaled manner of giving ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants. It is also an integral part of the reproductive process with important implications for the health of mothers. As a global public health recommendation, babies should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to gain optimal growth, development, and health.
Afterward, to meet their evolving nutritional requirements, babies should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Exclusive breastfeeding from birth is possible except for a few medical conditions, and unrestricted exclusive breastfeeding results in ample milk production.
Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as no other food or drink, not even water, except breast milk (including milk expressed or from a wet nurse) for six months of life, but allows the infant to receive ORS, drops, and syrups (vitamins, minerals, and medicines).
Predominant breastfeeding means that the infant's predominant source of nourishment has been breast milk (including milk expressed or from a wet nurse as the predominant source of nourishment). However, the infant may also have received liquids (water and water-based drinks, fruit juice) ritual fluids, and ORS, drops, or syrups (vitamins, minerals, and medicines).
In conclusion, who recommends six months of exclusive breastfeeding of infants for healthy growth and development.
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