Sunday, August 2, 2009

Breastfeeding Could Save Millions of Lives

Breastfeeding could save millions of lives

Canwest News ServiceAugust 1, 2009

Teaching new mothers how to breastfeed could save 1.3 million children's lives every year, but many women get no help and give up trying, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Less than 40 per cent of mothers worldwide breastfeed their infants exclusively in the first six months, as recommended by the WHO.

But many abandon it because they suffer pain and discomfort.

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