"In order to address disparities in breastfeeding
duration, continued efforts are needed to increase rates of breastfeeding
initiation and support continuation of breastfeeding
among black women," the authors write.
She urged mothers to take time off their busy schedule to do six months of exclusive breastfeeding
and later introduce complementary food.
The importance of partner participation in the breastfeeding
The theme of this year's Global Breastfeeding
Week 2019 is 'Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding
is recommended for all mothers as it has beneficial outcomes for the baby compared to formula feeding,' she stated.
also reduces the risks of breast and ovarian cancer and osteoporosis in later life.
The prime minister said the government is working relentlessly to increase the habit of breastfeeding
and reach healthcare services for mothers and children to the doorsteps through community clinics and upazila health complexes.
But what is it that hinders many working women from breastfeeding
their babies exclusively and beyond one year?WARM ENVIRONMENTOf course, busy schedules and workplace dynamics for mothers who aspire to breastfeed may not always be conducive.The week therefore deepens the awareness on the well-being and health outcomes of breastfeeding
and the value of supporting nursing mothers for as long as they wish.
Early initiation of breastfeeding
is as high as 61.1% in KP while only 20.1% of new born in GB are given breast milk during the first hour after birth.
Workplace support for breastfeeding
takes different forms which include providing workplace childcare sites, formulation of policies which support breastfeeding
mothers, sensitising staff on breastfeeding
, providing a safe space for breastfeeding
, allowing flexible hours, return to work options and maternity leave extending to six months.
"Global rates of exclusive breastfeeding
for the infant less than six months of age crept from 32% in 1995 to 39% in 2010".
2 Mechanical neck pain, brachial plexus pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, kyphosis, lordosis, scoliosis, sciatica and mechanical low back pain are few of the problems most commonly encountered in breastfeeding
In the past decade, breastfeeding
rates have increased substantially.
While more than half of babies are still breastfeeding
at 6 months old, only 1 in 4 infants are exclusively breastfed by that age, according to new breastfeeding
data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.