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August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

07 August 2018
August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

The Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce recently named her Entrepreneur of the Year. Additionally, it threatened Ecuador, the sponsor country of the resolution, with retaliatory trade measures and removal of military aid if they continued to pursue it. Exclusive breastfeeding is universally recognized as the most cost effective, high impact preventive intervention that promotes the health of mothers and babies while reducing health care costs for government and families.

Speakers at a post-rally discussion in Rajshahi on Thursday mentioned that sufficient breastfeeding is of paramount importance for physical and mental development of babies. In fact, a mother who breastfeeds her child can lose as much as 1000 calories a day.

What are some of the benefits of breastfeeding?

He surmised that the little baby breastfed benefits from the growth spot during the first six months of life, coupled with the child's survival that protects the baby from diseases, disorders and help nourish good nutrition. The activity highlighted the most common reason for a breastfed baby not gaining weight and explained to participating mothers and medical staff how to deal with this issue. For instance, children experience fewer ear infections, lower rates of childhood obesity, and are less likely to have asthma. Exclusive breastfeeding also helps to bring about bonding of baby and mother and helps delay a new pregnancy.

According to the World Health Organisation, mothers are supposed to exclusively breastfeed their children for six months before enrolling them on other foods. Breastfeeding makes economic sense as well, being a more affordable option than purchasing formula. It also offers a quiet relaxed time for mother and baby to bond. Health care providers can help women determine what may or may not be safe. Mothers can carry the pump and storage bag to their work place and pump there to keep up their milk supply. Lactation consultants such as those certified through the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants are an unbelievable resource for supporting women and babies who are struggling with these types of issues. The Michigan WIC Program and MDHHS invite the public to help us normalize breastfeeding by joining in the Breastfeeding Walk on August 8. The Baby-Friendly™ Hospital Initiative is a global effort sponsored by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.

"Breastfeeding also plays an important role in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals for motherhood and childhood". Although there's no doubt that safe infant formula is essential for some families, we also need to acknowledge that the industry's aim is to increase market share, not to promote infant health.