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A review of wet nursing experiences, motivations, facilitators and barriers

Author: Sebsibie Teshome
Year: 2019
Resource type: Research

Wet nursing, the practice of a woman breastfeeding a non-biological child, is recommended in the World Health Organization/UNICEF Global Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding (2006) in situations where maternal breastfeeding is not possible. A literature review of open access evidence of medical, social/cultural and religious factors that support or hinder wet nursing was undertaken by Save the Children to understand how this recommendation can be applied.

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