Posted by: APO | 1 August 2016

77 Million Newborns Globally not Breastfed within First Hour of Life – UNICEF

Some 77 million new-borns – or 1 in 2 – are not put to the breast within an hour of birth, depriving them of the essential nutrients, antibodies and skin-to-skin contact with their mother that protect them from disease and death, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. “Making babies wait too long for the first critical contact with their mother outside the womb decreases the newborn’s… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/77-million-newborns-globally-not-breastfed-within-first-hour-of-life-unicef?lang=en


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