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Table 2 Specific tasks of peer counsellors and key counselling messages during first 6 months

From: Breastfeeding and infant growth outcomes in the context of intensive peer counselling support in two communities in Bangladesh

• Remind mothers about
   o Benefits of exclusive breastfeeding
   o Dangers of non-human milk and of bottle feeding
   o Washing hands before breastfeeding
• Observe position and attachment at the breast and correct if required
• Check if mother understands how she will know that baby is getting sufficient breastmilk
• Emphasise correct usage of lactation amenorrhoea method (LAM) for contraception and other methods if and when indicated
• Demonstrate and check expression of breastmilk and feeding baby with small cup
• Praise and encourage to continue exclusive breastfeeding