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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

WHO- 10 Facts About Breastfeeding

A young African woman sits and breastfeeds her baby.
WHO/H. Anenden

10 facts on breastfeeding

July 2009

Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival. A lack of exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life contributes to over a million avoidable child deaths each year.
Globally less than 40% of infants under six months of age are exclusively breastfed. Adequate breastfeeding support for mothers and families could save many young lives.
WHO actively promotes breastfeeding as the best source of nourishment for infants and young children. This fact file explores the many benefits of the practice, and how robust help for mothers can increase breastfeeding worldwide.

HERE to Read WHOs 10 Facts on Breastfeeding
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