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Cameroon Works to Boost Infant Breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Week (Aug 1-7) has taken on special urgency in Cameroon where a recent government survey revealed that as many as 70 percent of babies are not exclusively breastfed during the first six months of life. Health workers in Cameroon are trying to get the message out. Nineteen-year old Lilian Ngetchi dishes up a local maize porridge called pap for her 2-month old baby. She says she breastfed the child just for a month and a half. She says she has had only one child and...

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