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Informing new mothers

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Informing new mothers

A maternity nurse at Koja District Hospital in North Jakarta shows a young mother how to breastfeed shortly after giving birth. About 1.5 million people live in North Jakarta, and many live in densely populated slums. In 2007 a diarrhea outbreak in the community, caused by contaminated water, sickened many babies under six months of age who had been given formula.