Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Evidence for the ten steps to successful breastfeeding


World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 111
Publication date: 1998
Languages: English, French, Spanish
ISBN: 9241591544
WHO reference number: WHO/CHD/98.9



This review summarizes studies related to each of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and studies combining steps. As far as possible the authors included only experimental and quasi-experimental studies. The purpose of the document was to review the evidence for the efficacy of the "Ten Steps" and to provide a tool for advocacy and education.