The longer a woman with gestational, or pregnancy-related, diabetes breastfeeds her infant, the lower her risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life, suggests an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.
UNICEF and WHO are calling on governments and all employers to adopt family-friendly policies that support breastfeeding.
Study shows that babies who have never or only infrequently been breastfed have an increased risk of becoming obese as children.
Three-in-five babies, mostly born in low- and middle-income countries, are not breastfed within the first hour of life, placing them at higher risk of death and disease, according to a new United Nations report launched on Tuesday. “When it comes… Read More ›
Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save more lives annually: WHO and UNICEF report
Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. Breastfeeding is also good for mums!
New analysis shows an investment of US$4.70 per newborn could generate US$300 billion in economic gains by 2025
“Breastfeeding is one of the most effective—and cost effective—investments nations can make in the health of their youngest members and the future health of their economies and societies,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake.