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Dr Amy Brown, associate professor and programme director for the MSc Child Public Health, who led the study, said: "We previously knew that a shorter breastfeeding duration was linked to a higher risk of postnatal depression but had not explored the mother's experiences of stopping breastfeeding.
Educate all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.
The Cyprus Association of Breastfeeding 'gift of life' was founded in 2009 by paediatricians, parents and other advocates of breastfeeding in order to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
A medical team also performed rounds in AWH to deliver the message of the breastfeeding campaign as well as to conduct an electronic survey to enhance their knowledge of breastfeeding.
Government should lead the charge by making breastfeeding a policy priority in National development plans, increasing resources for programming that supports breastfeeding and working with communities and families to promote full benefits of breastfeeding.
August 1 - 7 every year, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action hosts World Breastfeeding Week to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support.
Alison Baum, chief executive of the charity Best Beginnings, which aims to give babies the healthiest possible start in life, explains breastfeeding has many health benets for both mothers and babies, including less gut and respiratory infections and reduced hospital admissions in breastfed babies.
However, one group of researchers has suggested studies should identify barriers to breastfeeding for mothers of multiples.
Salma Haroon, lactation consultant and member of the breastfeeding committee at Latifa Hospital, said: "Initiating breastfeeding within an hour of birth and continuing it up to a minimum of six months is essential for the baby's growth and immunity.
To further build the audience's understanding, a documentary on breastfeeding in Pakistan, 'Is it not my right' produced by Save the Children was screened which highlighted the myths around breastfeeding and present views of different stakeholders on its importance.
On the whole, in industrial societies, women do not get the opportunity to observe other breastfeeding women before they attempt breastfeeding themselves.
Head of Midwifery at Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Cathy Atherton, says it is wrong to condemn the latest move to boost breastfeeding among new mums.
Washington, July 30 ( ANI ): Scientists have linked breastfeeding with better receptive language at 3 years of age and verbal and nonverbal intelligence at age 7 years.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Breastfeeding longer is associated with better receptive language at 3 years of age and verbal and nonverbal intelligence at age 7 years.