World Breastfeeding Week – 1–7 August 2014

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

 

Breastfeeding is the best way to provide infants with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is six months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond.

 

Original Post : http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/meetings/2014/world_breastfeeding_week/en/

 

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