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Key points * Providing early children centre (ECC) staff with breastfeeding education will enable them to more effectively support parents with their infant feeding choice and understand the advantages of breastfeeding * ECC staff should be aware of the World Health Organization recommendations for breastfeeding and baby-friendly community initiatives * To enhance breastfeeding rates, mothers should be encouraged to breastfeed at the centre * By implementing and disseminating infant feeding policies including a breastfeeding policy, breastfeeding rates are likely to increase
Gwen James, 25, from Pontyclun, breastfeeds her 13-month-old son Barnaby.
Last year, the Big Breastfeed, which took place at Gateshead's Baltic viewing room, exceeded the expected support with more than 100 mums and children attending -this was the largest one across the UK, including London.
Jayne said: "Ultimately it is about increasing breastfeeding rates in Kirklees and encouraging mothers to breastfeed for their own health and the health of the child, especially in an area where we have quite high rates of infant mortalities linked to health inequalities.
More than a fifth of British women do not breastfeed their babies.
Of course, the decision to breastfeed is a personal one," she added, "no mother should be made to feel guilty if she cannot or chooses not to breastfeed.
Whether to breastfeed or not is, of course, a personal choice and mothers need to feel comfortable and confident when choosing to exercise that choice.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents breastfeed their babies on cue (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012).
UNICEF and WHO recommend that children be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life, after which mothers should introduce solid foods while continuing to breastfeed.
Mothers who breastfeed have a reduced risk of ovarian and breast cancer, two leading causes of death among women.
One of the recommended evidence-based actions to improve breastfeeding rates is 'to support paid maternity leave and encourage and support women to breastfeed in the workplace.
Global Breastfeeding Collective is making efforts to enable more mothers to breastfeed through enforcing the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes so that breast-milk substitute companies cannot mislead women, strengthening policy provisions that support family leave and encourage more working mothers to breastfeed their babies at family place.
On the occasion of this year's World Breastfeeding Week, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is encouraging more women to exclusively breastfeed their babies.
UNICEF along with WHO recommends all infants to be exclusively breastfed for 4 months and if possible 6 months, with continued breastfeed up to two years of age or beyond with the addition of complementary foods from about 6 months of age.
2%) mothers who had at least one other child, 913(94%) breastfeed their first child while 837(86.