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UNICEF and medical experts are also of the opinion that children exclusively breastfed tend to be healthier and more intelligent than others.
She said, even though there were no specified time when to stop breastfeeding, it was recommended that a child be breastfed for the first six months.
Only 4 out of 10 babies are exclusively breastfed: Only 41 per cent of babies were exclusively breastfed in the first six months of life in 2018, as recommended.
Previous studies showed that breastfed babies have improved academic performance, are more intelligent, and smarter than formula fed babies are5.
Women who had breastfed for [greater than or equal to] 2 years had a 37% decreased risk of MI compared with women who never breastfed.
According to the new report card, among babies born in 2015, 4 out of 5 started out breastfeeding, nearly half were exclusively breastfed at age 3 months, and about one-third were breastfeeding at 1 year of age.
In Azerbaijan, the number of breastfed infants has dropped in the recent years.
[3,4] Globally, <40% of infants under the age of 6 months are exclusively breastfed. [5]
Yet, the numbers also paint a picture familiar to many clinicians and families: By 1 year, only 36% of infants were still breastfeeding, and just 25% of infants were exclusively breastfed through 6 months, as the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends.
Currently, only 43% of babies aged below six months are being breastfed worldwide.
Less than 50 percent of infants (46.9 percent) were exclusively breastfed through three months and 24.9 percent were exclusively breastfed through six months, despite the recommendation to breastfeed exclusively for the first six months.
Bohol - Marking the start of the National Breastfeeding Month, more than 300 lactating mothers from Bohol province simultaneously breastfed their babies for one minute on Saturday morning.
The percentage of exclusively breastfed children in Pakistan has remained static, with just a microscopic increase evident, over the last seven years.
ISLAMABAD -- A report by Unicef and the World Health Organisation, released ahead of World Breastfeeding Week starting today (Wednesday), estimates that three in five 78 million babies are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at a higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding.