World Health Organization (WHO) recognises breast milk as the best nutritional food source for infants, which should be available to babies deprived of their mother's milk.
Early, exclusive and continued breastfeeding is one of the most beneficial steps in starting your child on a path of wellness, according to health department officials.
"Nigeria is joining the world to encourage unrestricted exclusive breastfeeding because 87 per cent of preventable death in infants under six months can be effectively averted, especially if breastfeeding practices are initiated within an hour from birth". Australia was not one of them.
"The RCPCH is. calling for a collective, long-term plan to change the culture of breastfeeding involving educating children at school, families and the wider public", the college's release says.
We hope that these developments serve as opportunities for mothers to start exclusive breastfeeding and truly give their children the best possible start in life.
"Breastfeeding affords mothers good health; protect them by decreasing the risk of breast and ovarian cancer and diabetes among other health challenges".
The idea of the survey was to find breastfeeding habits, recent trends, key insights of lactating mothers; both stay-at-home and working along with challenges faced by mothers in breastfeeding their baby.
Every dollar invested in breastfeeding generates US$35 in economic returns, according to figures from the Global Breastfeeding Collective.
The investment case shows that in five of the world's largest emerging economies-China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Nigeria-the lack of investment in breastfeeding results in an estimated 236,000 child deaths per year and $119 billion in economic losses. This investment translates to just $4.70 per newborn.
To celebrate World Breast-Feeding Week, Infectious Diseases in Children presents the seven ways in which breast-feeding can be promoted across the globe, as well as the latest news coverage regarding breastfeeding research.
These barriers make it hard for women to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months (with no additional liquids or food) and to continue breastfeeding for two years or longer, the health department said. Fortis La Femme helps us understand the importance of breastfeeding and its sustained benefits.
It is with this aim that the Lancashire Infant Feeding Partnership (LIFP) is hoping to increase awareness of the partnership which facilitates a coordinated approach to the delivery and development of high standards of breastfeeding services and consists of infant feeding leads, midwives, health visitors, lactation consultants and breastfeeding peer supporters from across Lancashire.
"This highlights the need for more support to allow mothers to extend the duration of their breastfeeding". (ALSO SEE Here's how long breast milk stays fresh).
Medical literature suggests between 1 and 5% of women can not produce enough milk to feed their baby.
"When a child is sick, the mother-if she works-may not even go to work and sometimes the father, depending on the severity of the illness".
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