World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
WBW2017 theme is 'Sustaining Breastfeeding Together'. Evidence on the benefits of breastfeeding is already available to us.
Breastfeeding is essential for your baby. Why? It provides a child with all the anitbodies and nutrients she or he needs to stop from getting ill in the future.
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 6 months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to 2 years or beyond.
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