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

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

In the eastern Mediterranean region, the practice of breastfeeding in the first hour of life, exclusive breastfeeding for six months, and continued breastfeeding for two years is low, which impacts child growth and survival and is associated with high rates of stunting, wasting, overweight and death in children under five.

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.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director-General said breastfeeding gives children the best possible start in life.

Breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life after birth and should not be replaced by formula milk, juice or water. Addressing a workshop organized by the State Health Society, Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) and UNICEF to mark the World Breastfeeding Week, NMCH's paediatrics department head Dr Alka Singh said, "Now, more and more mothers are opting for breastfeeding". For example, some medicines and drugs can be passed to an infant through breast milk, as well as some infections, which may be harmful. OGHS has also recently earned The Gift designation The Gift is an evidence-based designation program for Louisiana birthing facilities created to increase breastfeeding rates and hospital success by improving the quality of maternity services and enhancing patient-centered care. In addition, many workplaces and organizations are providing support to breastfeeding mothers.

Activities are planned, throughout the state, to draw attention to the importance of breastfeeding for the health and well-being of mothers and children. The HMOs are the third most abundant solid component in human milk after lactose and fat.

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"For infants to survive, grow and develop as they should, they need to be breastfed".

The metro's women and men's health manager Thembane Masina has encouraged exclusive breastfeeding by both HIV negative or positive mothers. One of the steps to successful exclusive breastfeeding includes allowing mothers and infants remain together 24 hours a day.

· Even at night the baby should be breastfed.

"Breastfeeding also plays an important role in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals for motherhood and childhood". Breastfeeding prevents hunger and malnutrition in all its forms, and ensures food security for babies, even in times of crises.


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