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World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week is held from August 1 to August 7 on the initiative of the World Health Organization. Today, World Breastfeeding Week is held in more than 170 countries around the world. Her goal is to inform women about the benefits of breastfeeding for the health of the child.

Today, World Breastfeeding Week is held in more than 170 countries around the world. Her goal is to inform women about the benefits of breastfeeding for the health of the child.
WHO, in turn, recommends exclusive breastfeeding of infants until they reach the age of six months, and after that continue it with the appropriate supplements. In addition, WHO experts note that the feeding of children should be started already during the first hour after birth.

WHO and UNICEF jointly developed the Global Infant Feeding Strategy. This program should improve infant nutrition, growth and development, as well as health promotion. All of this should help increase the percentage of infant and young child survival.