Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month

Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month

Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond.

The course focusses on communication skills with new mothers and educating them about the numerous benefits of breastfeeding, which are instrumental in building a strong relationship between mother and child. With no additional burden on household income, breastfeeding is a low-priced way of feeding babies and contributes to poverty reduction. Mothers can carry the pump and storage bag to their work place and pump there to keep up their milk supply.

The question of exclusive breastfeeding as the best way to provide infants with the nutrients they need has been a subject of several studies.

Breastfeeding is one of the most essential and natural forms of bonding between a mother and a child and also a vital source of nutrition and immunity for the latter, but health experts lament it is not given its due importance due to lack of awareness and various misconceptions.

Sayce said for a successful breastfeeding journey every new mom needs a plan which should include what to do in the first hours following birth, and who they can contact for support.

A nursing mother, Mrs. Onoshaze Omorunyi while enumerating on the benefits also talked about challenges of breastfeeding.

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The theme of 2018 Breastfeeding Week, 'Breastfeeding: "Foundation for Life" is very fitting as breastfeeding especially exclusive breastfeeding is a win-win for all - baby, mother, family and society. He based his summation of the FOAD Hypothesis (Fatal origin of adult disease) which is premised on the fact that environmental factors particularly nutrition, act in early life to program risks for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in adult life.

The metro's women and men's health manager Thembane Masina has encouraged exclusive breastfeeding by both HIV negative or positive mothers.

Anisur Rahman said the proportion of breastfeeding among children aged below six months has increased to 64 per cent in 2017, a sharp 23 per cent rise from 2008 when the ratio was 43. This milk is thick and yellow, rich in antibodies and vitamin A which protect the baby against allergy and infection. Supportive healthcare systems, adequate maternity leave entitlements, workplace interventions, counselling and educational programmes can all help to improve breastfeeding rates.

The Ekurhuleni metro has joined the world community to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week to promote health and sustainable development. Stunted growth and childhood malnutrition can be mitigated through better breastfeeding practices as one of its major contributors.

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