Why Khloe Kardashian can't breastfeed her baby

Breastfeeding challenges: Paediatrician urges mothers to seek medical help early

Breastfeeding Rate over 50% in Haryana

The percentage of children exclusively breastfed decreases from 83 per cent (of infants age 0 to one month) to 69 per cent (of infants aged two to three months) and, further, to 43 per cent of infants aged four to five months.

Dr. Jorge Palanco INCAP Country Coordinator: The intention is to ensure that every mother is properly, is fully informed, properly educated as to the benefits of breast milk. It means the child will not be giving water or herbal concoction for a whole six months.

Another intervention process is allowing a baby suckle on the bosom of a female who has already stopped breastfeeding, to stimulate milk flow through "re-lactation", which is the stimulating of breastfeeding process all over again or through the "non-pueperal lactation" process (24-36 hours) after birth, through the use of, preferably, a maternal grandmother, who is induced into the production of quality milk despite not going through the "Puerperal" stage in which a pregnant mother naturally gets simulated into milk production during six weeks of birth due to the presence of a human placenta producing Lactogen which produces the first brownish milk called colostrum at birth.

The Governor's wife commended the theme for this year: "Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life", describing it as apt and the basic truth about the practice.

He stated that the first one thousand days of life- "period of pregnancy and next two years of life", were important for the formation and future trajectory in the growth and development of the child. These benefits are irrespective of where you live and your economic status.

The nutritionist said the best reward a loving mom can give to her children is to sacrifice and give the children breast milk for proper health care.

Plus, babies who are breast-fed exclusively for the first six months have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of diarrhea.

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Only thirty-three percent of mothers breastfeed their baby in Belize. Breastfeeding also reduces ill health in children, improves their educational potential and probably their earnings as adults.

A child is being breastfed by the mother. "Together we must all advocate for breastfeeding as an essential part of good nutrition, food security and poverty reduction", added Smith. Mothers should feed the baby immediately after birth in one hour time and should frequently breastfeed after that, irrespective of whether the milk is produced or not. It also boosts the child's Intelligent Quotient (IQ) and lowers his or her tendency of developing into a violent adult.

Messages around new mothers struggling with low milk supply, and toddlers needing "toddler milk" to supplement their diets are both unhelpful and untrue.

Exclusive breastfeeding levels remain low across Africa. The city has nutritionists and dieticians who visit Ekurhuleni primary health care facilities to educate mothers on how to effectively breastfeed.

Sincerely, this is very desirable as it will support the mother practise exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of the baby's life.

· Even at night the baby should be breastfed. This is to enable the mother breastfeed the baby on demand whenever the baby wants to breastfeed.

Lagos State has already implemented this and others can take a cue from the Lagos example.

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