The researchers found that the differences in breastfeeding
between black and white infants were 14.7 percentage points (95 percent confidence interval, 10.7 to 18.8) for any breastfeeding
among all infants, regardless of breastfeeding
initiation; rates differed significantly for any and exclusive breastfeeding
at ages 3 months and 6 months.
Yakubu affirmed her commitment to proper breastfeeding
for the benefit of both child and mother.
This year, Philips AVENT wants to celebrate breastfeeding
, but also underline the invaluable importance of the supporting network surrounding the mother and baby, especially during the first life-changing months after birth.
commemoration activities included information sharing on family planning, sexual health education, voluntary HIV/AIDS testing and child immunization.
At the event organised by the P and D with the collaboration of UNICEF, Auqaf and Religious Affair Minister Pir Syedul Hassan stated that breastfeeding
was a physical and psychological process that had far-reaching effect on a child's physical, emotional and social growth.
Ms Bontle said latest studies indicated that most infants born to women who were HIV positive were not at risk of being infected through breastfeeding
. She said counseling had since become an integral part in encouraging and promoting breastfeeding
among all pregnant women.
These include improvement of brain development, making babies ready to learn; babies who are breastfed have fewer ear infections, tummy bugs, chest infections and dental problems in childhood; they are also less likely to develop diabetes or be obese in later life Mothers who breastfeed are more likely to return to their prepregnancy weight faster as breastfeeding
burns around an extra 500 calories per day.
'In this case, it is very important to inform the public about the benefits of breastfeeding
and to encourage mothers to breastfeed their new born babies," he said.
It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, Unicef and other organisations.Despite the great importance of breastfeeding
, studies show an increased reduction in the practice among career women.
In Pakistan, increasing number of new-borns are enjoying the benefits of breastfeeding
, however, it is not yet time for celebration as less than one in two children are adequately breastfed in the country.
This week, therefore, flags the awareness of wellbeing and health outcomes of breastfeeding
and the value of supporting breastfeeding
mothers as long as they wish.