Chloe Learey: Celebrating Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Breastfeeding challenges: Paediatrician urges mothers to seek medical help early

Breastfeeding challenges: Paediatrician urges mothers to seek medical help early

The question of exclusive breastfeeding as the best way to provide infants with the nutrients they need has been a subject of several studies. And these two are the leading causes of death in children under five years of age. 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.

The observation came at a view-sharing meeting in conference hall of civil surgeon office.

Ms Opendi said exclusive breastfeeding right from the first hour protects children from malnutrition and other early childhood diseases.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), breast milk is the preferred and most appropriate source of nutrition for infants, adapting over time to meet the changing needs of the growing baby.

The United Nations International Children's Education Fund and World Health Organisation Global Breastfeeding Collective Report for 2018 say most of these babies are born in low- and middle-income countries.

Breast milk is rich in prebiotic human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) which are structurally complicated sugar molecules unique to human breast milk and helps in the development of the infant gut microbiota that ensures immunity against allergic diseases.

The stimulation of the breast during breastfeeding he put forward, led to the release of oestrogen, which helped at preventing breast and ovarian cancers and even prevent osteoporosis which disintegrates the female skeletal frame.

Hiwet Darsenie, Nutrition Expert in Women and Children Health Directorate with the Ministry, for her part said that the Ministry is celebrating the breastfeeding week to raise awareness among the people, and inform the significance of breastfeeding, and engage mothers to feed nutrition for childrens. In many countries, it can even be a matter of life or death. Longer breastfeeding is associated with higher performance on intelligence tests among children and adolescents.

Celebrated in more than 120 countries around the world, "World Breastfeeding Week" is an annual event held every year from August 1 to August 7. Other challenges can arise around a woman's milk supply or an infant's ability to latch on to the breast.

World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) confirm that breastfeeding contributes to reducing child mortality rates.

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