|St John's Hospital in Livingstone is on track to being awarded Unicef's coveted Baby Friendly status in recognition of its commitment to encouraging breastfeeding.
Maternity staff at the hospital have worked with new mothers to improve rates of breastfeeding, which have soared by up to six per cent on last year.
Specially-trained midwives at St John's spend time teaching women the importance of skin-to-skin contact immediately after the birth and about why breastfeeding is so important for babies' health.
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