World Breastfeeding Week

Every year, from August 1 to 7, the world observes World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) to promote breastfeeding and enhance children's health. Breastfeeding is a universal solution that gives every child a fair start in life. Breastfeeding newborns during the first hour of life increases their chances of survival, whereas those who are delayed risk serious health problems. Colostrum, the breast milk secreted during the first few days is extremely rich in nutrients and antibodies. It acts as a child’s first ‘vaccine’, protecting against disease and death. Why is the prevalence of early initiation of breastfeeding low in India?

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Thanks Dr Alka kumari

USEFUL UPDATES .. RELATED TO .. BREAST FEEDING .. TNXS FOR HIGHLIGHTS ..

1)Exclusive Breastfeeding Feeding for Six Months of age of Children. 2) Importance of CLOSTRUM.

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Very informative and useful post on World Breastfeeding Week. Thanks Curofy sharing useful post.

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𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗟𝗗 𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗧𝗙𝗘𝗘𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗪𝗘𝗘𝗞  1𝗦𝗧 𝗔𝗨𝗚𝗨𝗦𝗧- 7𝗧𝗛 𝗔𝗨𝗚𝗨𝗦𝗧 2022 Breastfeeding is extremely crucial for the healthy growth and development of an infant. Additionally, it is an overwhelming experiences for a mother. Hence, World Breastfeeding Week is observed every year to emphasize regular breastfeeding for babies. Breastfeeding week commences today on Monday, August 1 while it concludes on August 7. As per World Health Organization, breastfed children are more intellectual and fit. Furthermore, their chances of being overweight, obese and prone to diabetes are comparatively lesser than the ones who aren’t. Breastmilk is the best food for newborn babies. It contains antibodies that aid in preventing several prevalent paediatric ailments. 𝗛𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗬 In order to support and encourage breastfeeding, the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) created a memorandum in 1990. Following this, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) was established in 1991. The inaugural World Breastfeeding Week was observed in 1992 to promote the campaign. Initially, around 70 countries used to commemorate the week, while now, it is celebrated by 170 countries 𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗡𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗘 It is important for people to be aware of the numerous advantages of breastfeeding. As per the WHO reports, 2 out of 3 children are not breastfed. Therefore, it makes it all the more crucial to mark this day. Mothers are recommended to breastfeed their children for 6 months post birth. Antibodies found in breast milk aid the infant’s defence against germs and viruses. The chances of developing ear infections, respiratory conditions, or diarrhoea in infants who have been breastfed for six months are very less or nil. Babies who are breastfed have a lower risk of developing asthma or allergies. As per the WHO, the benefits of breastfeeding are not only limited to the children but the mothers as well. It reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancers in mothers. 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗠𝗘 This year’s theme for World Breastfeeding Week is ‘Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support.’ By urging organisations and nations to create safeguards for breastfeeding, this topic hopes to increase breastfeeding awareness. 𝗗𝗡𝗢- 𝗝 ( 𝗡𝗛𝗠) 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗞𝗦 🙏

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Useful informative and educative post. 1 to 7 August breastfeeding week celebrate . Only 40 percent infants. Receive milk from mother breast during first hour which acts as first vaccination against various diseases and demise. People awareness education and participation.through Promoting Institutional delivery. Can reduce. Thanks for sharing.

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WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK (FROM AUGUST 1 TO 7):- COLOSTRUM SERVES AS AN INFANT'S FIRST VACCINE, GUARDING AGAINST ILLNESS & DEMISE. GLOBALLY , 3 IN 5 BABIES ARE NOT BREASTFEED IN THE FIRST HOUR OF LIFE. ACCORDING TO NATIONAL HEALTH FAMILY SURVEY, ONLY 42% OF INFANTS ARE BREASTFEED WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR OF BIRTH , IN INDIA.

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