RAISING AWARENESS FOR EXCLUSIVE BREAST FEEDING... . . Breast milk is one of the best ways to protect a baby from disease. It also provides all the nutrients a baby needs in the first six months of life. Despite these benefits, the number of babies missing out on the benefits of breast milk is unacceptably high, especially in high income countries. This month, we’re calling on world leaders to prioritize healthcare for mothers and babies - including providing more support for mothers who breastfeed.. It is very crucial for mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour after birth.
Infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health, and thereafter, to meet their evolving nutritional requirements, infants should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods.
Breastfeeding should continued for up to two years or beyond.
RAISING AWARENESS FOR EXCLUSIVE BREAST FEEDING. Exclusive breastfeeding is the best way to give your child a great start in life. We all need to do everything in our power to support women who want to breastfeed at any time and in any place.