Department of Health joins the world in commemorating World Breastfeeding Week starting 1-7 August to highlight the benefits that breastfeeding bring to both the health and welfare of babies..
The World Breastfeeding Week also promote maternal health, good nutrition, poverty reduction and food security.
Here are some of the benefits of breastfeeding:
-Get sick less and have a lower risk of allergies
-Have a lower risk of obesity and Types 1 and 2 diabetes
-Have a lower incidence of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
-Have a reduced risk for ear infections (otitis media) and gastroenteritis
-Are on a path to optimal brain development