Yesterday, August 1st 2017, marked the beginning of "WORLD BREAST FEEDING WEEK 2017" and everyday until August 7th 2017, the World Alliance for Breast Feeding Action (WABA) supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF) and other stake holders all over the world, will continue to organise events and disseminate information to reiterate the theme this year - "SUSTAINING BREASTFEEDING TOGETHER". Study after study continue to prove that there is no perfect substitute for breast milk from the birth of a child through the first 6 months of life but with life and the many challenges that can arise, if breastfeeding has to be successfully sustained, then it must be together as a team and no the responsibility of the biological mother only. WHO Infographics below say it all.
800,000 infant deaths?????God have mercy!!!SUSTAINING BREASTFEEDING TOGETHER is a global necessity!!!
*What many mothers are already doing and more. We must give kudos to them.
Better put,"WHAT LAW MAKERS MUST DO"!!!
For more information,refer to References below.
* WABA|WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK
* UNICEF|GLOBAL BREASTFEEDING COLLECTIVE
* WHO|INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING
* WHO|Breastfeeding Infographics