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?  

Year: 
2006
Organization: 
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,Center for Communication Programs,The INFO Project
Languages: 
English