Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding: what can we do?

Why is breastfeeding important? The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding (2002)[7] recommends optimal infant and young child feeding as: Initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of birth Exclusive breastfeeding[1] for the first six months of life Continued breastfeeding for two years … Continued

The IYCF-E Difference

The benefits of proper Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices are well documented. Immediately upon birth, breastfeeding helps mothers expel the placenta, promote birth spacing, aid mother/child bonding and ensure adequate breastmilk supply. Longer term benefits of breastfeeding for mothers include loss of pregnancy weight and reduced risk of developing certain cancers. For the … Continued