Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month

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The course focusses on communication skills with new mothers and educating them about the numerous benefits of breastfeeding, which are instrumental in building a strong relationship between mother and child.

They also viewed that malnutrition is responsible, directly or indirectly, for about one thirds of deaths among children under five years old. The survey also revealed that not even 50% of the children under three years of age in the city are breastfed within an hour of their birth.

However, there is broad consensus among many organizations, from the American Academy of Pediatrics to the World Health Organization to UNICEF, that breastfeeding is optimal for mothers and babies when it is possible.

"Breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months after birth and should not be replaced by formula milk, juice or water".

Dr. Jorge Palanco INCAP Country Coordinator: The intention is to ensure that every mother is properly, is fully informed, properly educated as to the benefits of breast milk.

Breast milk is packed with nutrients that encourage a healthy Immune System and ensures that the baby is protected from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), middle ear infections, diabetes and decreases the risk of developing psychological disorders.

Beyond combating marketing of breast milk substitutes, there is need to invest in policies and programmes that support women's breastfeeding.

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"Breastfeeding also plays an important role in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals for motherhood and childhood". In fact, a mother who breastfeeds her child can lose as much as 1000 calories a day.

The benefits of breastfeeding for the mother include protection against breast and ovarian cancers, hip fracture later in life and postmenopausal cardiovascular disease (the longer mothers breastfeed, the greater their protection against breast and ovarian cancer, and hip fractures).

He added that "almost all mothers go through a period of questioning whether their milk supply is adequate, especially when they begin breastfeeding". "Working mothers can start pumping their milk and start the storing process".

The Ministry of Public Health and healthsector institutions are seeking to raise breastfeeding rates in Qatar to reflect those set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

No one can deny the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the well-being of both the infant and the mother. Under some conditions, the mother can give expressed breast milk or milk from human milk bank or make a homemade formula or a packed formula. Breastfeeding lowers the baby's risk to allergies such as asthma.

Now in Ethiopia, only 58 percent of mothers are aware of the significance of breastfeeding for children till six months without any additional food and water, she stated. Continue breastfeeding at night.

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