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Breastfeeding Terminologies


Last modified: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Breastfeeding in newborn should start right after birth as early as possible. Breastfeeding is the nature's rule and has tremendous benefit over artificial feeding.

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Few terminologies are important in regard to Breastfeeding:

Exclusive Breast milk: No food or liquid other than breast milk, not even water, is given to the infant from birth by the mother, health care provider, or family member/supporter.

Total breast milk: No food or liquid other than breast milk, not even water, is given to the infant from birth by the mother, health care provider, or family member/supporter during the past 7 days.

Predominant breast milk: Breast milk, given by the mother, health care provider, or family member/supporter plus 1 or a maximum of 2 feeds of any food or liquid including nonhuman milk, during the past 7 days.

Partial breast milk: Breast milk, given by the mother, health care provider, or family member/supporter plus 3 or more feeds of any food or liquid including nonhuman milk, during the past 7 days.

No breast milk: The infant/child receives no breast milk.

Breast milk includes breastfeeding, expressed breast milk or donor milk and undiluted drops or syrups consisting of vitamins, mineral supplements or medicines.

[Source- The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada Breastfeeding Definitions, March 2004.]

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