Breastfeeding is important at all times, but even more so in emergencies.
WHO has said that countries must act to stop donations of infant formula in emergencies.
So many other countries see the value in breastfeeding support but the UK is lagging behind.
The WHO recommends donor human milk as the next best infant feeding option.
Human milk banks play an important role in ensuring the safe supply of breast milk. This is made available to babies whose mothers are unable to breastfeed.
South African health authorities educate the public about breastfeeding but without supportive legislation and strong communication, it will never be normalised.
It’s not all sunshine and roses for some mums.
Negative breastfeeding experiences can make special drives to encourage it all too painful for some.
South Africa, despite its bold commitments to improve breastfeeding, does not have national data to monitor breastfeeding rates to ensure that its policies are being effective.
New research shows breastfeeding leads to improved language receptiveness at age three.
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Breastfeeding is good for the health of both babies and their mothers.
Breast milk is one of the most important components of infant care. It provides complete nutrition and helps to prevent and fight infections. And it’s also safer – in much of the world, artificial infant…