Better Breastfeeding, Healthier Lives
Only breastmilk offers infants and young children complete nutrition, early protection against illness, and safe, healthy food--all at once. Nearly all babies are breastfed to some extent, but far less than half are breastfed in the most beneficial way. Better breastfeeding offers triple value: important improvements in child survival and health, better health for mothers, and temporary contraception. What can governments, programs, and health care providers do to support and enable women to breastfeed better?