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"After six months, breastfeeding should be continued along with other nourishing foods for the baby", Masina said.

Mothers also benefit because breast feeding helps with postpartum depression because of the hormones produced during breastfeeding. With no additional burden on household income, breastfeeding is a low-priced way of feeding babies and contributes to poverty reduction. The HMOs are the third most abundant solid component in human milk after lactose and fat.

Juana explained that working moms don't have the support they need when they return to work.

On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week 2018, WBW, the Sharjah Baby-Friendly Office, SBFO, is organising a series of interactive sessions and workshops for new mothers and medical personnel to boost awareness about the importance of breastfeeding, and its physical and psychological benefits for mothers and babies.

Dr Nagarathna D.S., Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Apollo Cradle, Koramangala, said, "Breast milk provides the ideal source of nutrition for new born babies". OGHS has also recently earned The Gift designation The Gift is an evidence-based designation program for Louisiana birthing facilities created to increase breastfeeding rates and hospital success by improving the quality of maternity services and enhancing patient-centered care.

Breastfeeding is beneficial for mothers as well since it helps them to lose weight faster.

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However, she said that the challenge remained achieving exclusive breastfeeding, although progress was being paid in that regard.

A child is being breastfed by the mother. "Breast milk should be given to the baby once both the mother and the child are in a stable condition".

Despite the high cultural acceptance for breastfeeding in Pakistan, the country has the highest bottle-feeding rate and lowest exclusive breastfeeding rate in South Asia. "Mothers' milk has living antibodies that protect the baby from getting sick". To boost exclusive breastfeeding, the Global Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative, led by UNICEF and World Health Organization in collaboration with worldwide partners, are providing leadership to improve breastfeeding rates.

The Ekurhuleni metro has joined the world community to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week to promote health and sustainable development. Breastfeeding prevents malnutrition and has also irreplaceable role to decrease child mortality, Dr. Belaynesh said.

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