Wish you a very Happy August coming up… Aaaand want to tell you that from 1st August to 7th August We have World Breastfeeding Week.
The week is celebrated since 1992 for awareness about breastfeeding – for the health of infants – for the health of mother.
So for the knowledge update I am sharing the facts on Breastfeeding which are recommended to by World Health Organisation.
Get this knowledge & share this knowledge at what ever age & gender you are… This is not a topic of shyness.
Facts on Breastfeeding Recommended by WHO :
■ WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. At 6 months, solid foods, such as mashed fruits and vegetables, should be introduced to compliment breastfeeding for up to 2 years or more.
In addition :
– breastfeeding should begin within 1 hour of birth.
– breastfeeding should be “on demand”, as the child wants day and night , and bottles or pacifiers should be avoided.
■ Health benefits for infants :
Breast milk is the ideal food for newborns and infants. It gives infants all nutrients they need for healthy development. It is safe and contains antibodies that help protect infants from common childhood illness such as diarrhoea and pneumonia, which helps to ensure that infants get adequate nutrition.
■ Benefits for mothers :
Breastfeeding also benefits mothers. Exclusive breastfeeding is associated with a natural method of birth control (98% protection in the first 6 months after birth). It reduces risks of breast and ovarian cancer, type II diabetes, and postpartum depression.
To be continued….
☺ Stay healthy , Stay happy ☺