Samuel Malogae Badiekang, Asutifi North District Nutritionist of the District Health Directorate, is urging all nursing mothers in Ghana to take the exclusive breast feeding
initiative seriously, because it has benefits for both the mother and the baby.
week is celebrated from 1st to 7th August every year.
PESHAWAR -- Speakers in a seminar urged the people to create awareness of breast feeding
as breast feeding
is the first right of a child on their mothers.
PESHAWAR -- Director General Health Services Dr Ayub Roz has urged the medical field force in general, pediatricians and gynecologists to create awareness regarding the benefits of breast feeding
and child nutrition.
Objective: To compare the effects of syringe feeding versus bottle feeding on subsequent breast feeding
in term infants admitted to the nursery for routine care for the first 12-24 hours of life.
PESHAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is all set to introduce and implement legislation on 'Protection of Breast Feeding
and Child Nutrition" in the province.
Despite the well-recognized effectiveness of exclusive breast feeding
(EBF) for the first 6 months of an infant life for reducing infant mortality, adherence to this practice is not widespread in the developing world.
ENCOURAGEMENT Breast feeding
mentor Clare Straughan with children Emily, 5, and Alfred, 4, wants to help other mothers
There was a negative significant association between economic status and breast-feeding during the two postpartum years in both ethnic groups (P=0.001) and there was more breast feeding
in the first 6 postpartum months in Turkman ethnic group.
However, the study of 2,752 breast cancer patients by Australian researchers found that if the breast cancer was diagnosed while the women were pregnant, their risk of dying was nearly the same as other, non-pregnant women diagnosed with breast cancer -- only three percent higher.Assistant Professor Angela Ives, a research fellow at The University of Western Australia, said that the findings suggest that the cumulative effect of pregnancy may play a role in breast cancer prognosis and this, along with whether a woman breast feeds, needs further investigation."It is important to stress that our findings should not discourage women from breast feeding
as we know that this is beneficial to both mother and baby in a number of ways.
NEW YORK -- Not only is breast feeding
a healthier option than using formula, it is also a prudent choice in a struggling economy.
Given the ineffectiveness of this intervention, "resources may be better directed to the first two weeks after birth, when the highest proportion of women stop breast feeding
," they conclude.