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  • 1. Breastfeeding BenefitsBy Anita KumarSave A Mother
  • 2. Breastfeeding
    Breast milk alone is the ideal nourishment for infants
    for first six months of life
    Breastfeeding is one the most effective ways to
    ensure child health and survival
  • 3. Benefits for baby…
    It is safe and contains antibodies that help protect
    infants from common childhood illnesses - such as
    diarrhea and pneumonia.
  • 4. Benefits for baby…
    Improves vaccine effectiveness
  • 5. Breastfeeding is considered…
    the 4th Trimester in Brain growth and development…
    there are specific proteins in human milk that
    produce brain development.
  • 6. …less hospitalized
    Breastfed babies are hospitalized 10 times less than
    formula fed infants in the first year of life
  • 7. Prevents neonatal deaths
    16% of neonatal deaths could be prevented by increasing
    the proportion of infants that receives breast milk within
    24hrs of birth
  • 8. Prevents Juvenile Diabetes
    34 % less likely to develop juvenile, insulin-dependent
    diabetes than children who are fed formula.
  • 9. Breastfeeding benefits for mom
    Reduces risks of breast and ovarian cancer later in life
    Less likely to develop osteoporosis later in life
  • 10. Breastfeeding benefits for mom
    Breastfeeding is a form of birth control found to be 98
    percent Effective
    Helps a mother to lose pregnancy weight
  • 11. Breastfed Children & Adults are…
    often have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and type-2 diabetes.
    3.2 % smarter than those who are not
  • 12. Breastfed Children & Adults are…
    have fewer dental cavities
    throughout their lives
    lower rates of overweight and obesity.
  • 13. Breastfeeding reduces…
    global pollution-decreases use of
    resources and energy required to
    produce and dispose materials
    created for artificial baby milk
    medical expenses and insurance claims for children because breastfed children are less ill
  • 14. Percentage of infants 0–5 months old exclusively breastfed (2000–2007)
    Sources by www.Childinfo.org
  • 15. Breastfeeding around the world
    19 countries throughout the developing world increased exclusive
    breastfeeding rates by 20 percentage or more
    Cambodia, Peru, and Sir Lanka have the highest percentage of exclusively
    breast feeding mothers at or under 6 months of age
    • UNICEF global databases 2010, from MICS, DHS and other national surveys.
  • Latest trend in breastfeeding
    Exclusive breastfeeding rates have increased in most regions
    Above is the trends in the percentage of infants under the age of six months who were exclusively breastfed, around 1995 and around 2008
    www.childinfo.org
  • 16. Globally less than 40% of infants under 6 months of age are exclusively breastfed.
  • 17. Breastfeeding support…
    • In 1991 UNICEF and WHO launched the baby friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) as a way to encourage hospital worldwide to adopt the steps to successful breastfeeding.
    • 18. There are now more than 20,000 baby-friendly facilities in 152 countries thanks to WHO-UNICEF initiative.
    • 19. Health facilities that support breastfeeding- by making trained breastfeeding counselors are available to new mothers-encourage higher rates of the practice.
  • Save A Mother
    Save a Mother. Save a Family. Save a Community
    • saveamother.org
    2011