Sharjah Baby-Friendly Office marks Breastfeeding Week

The Institute for Nutrition in Central America and Panama (INCAP) is hosting a workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and PAHO to commemorate breastfeeding week, which is being celebrated under the theme "Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life".

Breastfeeding is beneficial for mothers as well since it helps them to lose weight faster.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), breast milk is the preferred and most appropriate source of nutrition for infants, adapting over time to meet the changing needs of the growing baby.

"They also need a breastfeeding plan". Breastfeeding also reduces ill health in children, improves their educational potential and probably their earnings as adults.

He stated that the first one thousand days of life- "period of pregnancy and next two years of life", were important for the formation and future trajectory in the growth and development of the child.

Prof. Osawaru Oviawe, on his own part, stressed on maintaining the complete immunization doses for babies in addition to optimal breastfeeding up to six months, to build malaria antibodies as well as drive down asthma and eczema allergic reactions associated with milk substitutes.

The report which analyzes data from 76 countries reveals that despite the importance of early initiation of breastfeeding, too many newborns are left waiting too long for different reasons, like feeding newborns food or drinks, including formula, the rise in elective C-sections and gaps in the quality of care provided to mothers and newborns. Exclusive breastfeeding also helps to bring about bonding of baby and mother and helps delay a new pregnancy.

In the past decade, Karnataka has witnessed a 4.4% drop in children under the age of six months who are exclusively breastfed.

Dr. Polanco said that babies who are exclusively breastfed go on to lead healthier lives.

Breast milk is full of the nutrients required by the baby. Breastfeeding has a multitude of benefits for women and children, regardless of whether they live in a rich or poor household.

After the first feed, babies are to be breastfed on demand that is whenever the baby shows signs of hunger day and night.

Even as various events are being conducted to mark World Breastfeeding Week, experts feel more awareness needs to be created among new mothers and their families about the benefits of mother's milk. To boost exclusive breastfeeding, the Global Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative, led by UNICEF and World Health Organization in collaboration with worldwide partners, are providing leadership to improve breastfeeding rates. The bank has been supplying milk for babies in the city, both in the private and government hospitals, for ten months now. Breastfeeding within an hour of birth prevents 20 per cent of newborn deaths.

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