Witkoppen Clinic’s dietician supports mothers to breastfeed exclusively during their baby’s first year. HIV positive mothers are taught about exclusive (either breast only [preferred method] or formula only) feeding to help eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission.
The dietician advises mothers on what to feed their older babies and children and monitors their growth.
The dietician consults and advises on the correct nutrition and supplementation for undernourished patients and those with special dietary needs.
A social auxiliary worker uses support groups to assist mothers in successfully breastfeeding their babies for up to 24 months. They provide nutritional information to parents who attend the antenatal and postnatal clinics.