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Hilda Chapota

Hilda is a research nurse midwife by profession. She has been working with MaiMwana project as a research nurse since 2005 and has co-ordinated the volunteer care counseling intervention as part of Randomized Control Trial (RCT) which ran through 2005 to 2009.


Exclusive breastfeeding counseling: a success story

“The counsellor convinced me to breast feed my baby up to six months with no additional food. She taught me how to position my baby to the breast, she taught me a lot, and breast milk is the best food for the baby. I have a two year old boy, he is a healthy child and growing well, I never thought I would ever have one”

MaiMwana volunteer counsellors: a way to exclusive breastfeeding

The intervention focuses on exclusive breastfeeding by promoting behavioural change of some harmful cultural practices and beliefs such as discarding colostrums, giving of prelacteral feeds and delay in initiation of breast feeding.