Monday, 1 August 2016

World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7

This year's theme is ‘Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development’, which was chosen to highlight how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our well-being from the start of life, how to respect each other, and care for the world we share.

“Making babies wait for too long for the first critical contact with their mother outside the womb decreases the newborn’s chances of survival,” said Unicef senior nutrition adviser France Bégin.

Dr Bégin said if all babies are fed nothing but breast milk from the moment they are born until they are six months old, over 800,000 lives would be saved globally every year.

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