Tag: UNICEF Pakistan Country Office

Twenty-two per cent of newborn deaths could be prevented by exclusive breastfeeding

Islamabad: From August 1–7, 2011, More than 150 countries worldwide are celebrating the 20th annual World Breastfeeding Week. WHO and UNICEF join their partners in calling for the benefits of breastfeeding to be broadcast beyond clinics and delivery rooms to the public at large, ensuring that lactating mothers are supported to exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of a child’s life, and that young people understand the importance of breastfeeding long before they become parents. Breastfeeding is directly linked […]