Promotion of breastfeeding

We encourage breastfeeding. It is the best food for the infant:

  • Covers nutritional needs.
  • It is easier to digest.
  • Contains antibodies that help protect against infectious diseases.
  • Help physical development.

WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and up to 2 years or more.

BENEFITS of breastfeeding

  • Biological: reduces post-partum bleeding, helps breast cancer prevention.
  • Breast milk is available immediately and saves energy, time and money.
  • Breast milk is clean, contains no bacteria and has anti-infective properties.
  • Breastfeeding is more than just food. It strengthens the emotional bonds between the child and the mother and provides warmth, love and affection.
  • Breastfeeding the baby helps the mother to recover her figure.

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