Fact # 1<br />Breast milk alone is the ideal nourishment for infants for the first six months of life.<br />Source – World...
Fact # 2<br />Exclusive and continued breast-feeding  important  interventions to reduce post-neonatal and child mortality...
Fact # 3<br />Infant formula does not contain the antibodies found in breast milk and is linked to some risks, such as wat...
Fact # 4<br />Breast milk contains antibodies that help protect infants from common childhood illnesses.<br />Source – Wor...
Fact # 5 <br />Breastfeeding is considered the 4th trimester in brain growth and development.<br />Source – www.motheringf...
Fact # 9<br />Adults who were breastfed as babies often have lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol, obesity and type-...
Fact # 6<br />Breast-feeding, particularly exclusive breast-feeding, lower risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)<br...
Fact # 7<br />According to studies, children who were breastfed are 3.2% smarter than those who were not.<br />Source - ww...
Field of Women MCG 2010 Melbourne<br />Fact # 8 <br />Breastfeeding  reduces risks of breast and ovarian cancer later in m...
Fact # 10<br />Globally less than 40% of infants under six months of age are exclusively breastfed.<br />Source – World  H...
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10 Facts on breastfeeding

  1. 1. Fact # 1<br />Breast milk alone is the ideal nourishment for infants for the first six months of life.<br />Source – World Health Organization<br />
  2. 2. Fact # 2<br />Exclusive and continued breast-feeding important interventions to reduce post-neonatal and child mortality<br />Source – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govc<br />
  3. 3. Fact # 3<br />Infant formula does not contain the antibodies found in breast milk and is linked to some risks, such as water-borne diseases that arise from mixing powdered formula with unsafe water<br />Source – World Health Organization<br />
  4. 4. Fact # 4<br />Breast milk contains antibodies that help protect infants from common childhood illnesses.<br />Source – World Health Organization<br />
  5. 5. Fact # 5 <br />Breastfeeding is considered the 4th trimester in brain growth and development.<br />Source – www.motheringfromtheheart.com<br />
  6. 6. Fact # 9<br />Adults who were breastfed as babies often have lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol, obesity and type-2 diabetes.<br />Source – World Health Organization<br />
  7. 7. Fact # 6<br />Breast-feeding, particularly exclusive breast-feeding, lower risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)<br />Source -www.medscape.com<br />
  8. 8. Fact # 7<br />According to studies, children who were breastfed are 3.2% smarter than those who were not.<br />Source - www.khaleejtimes.com<br />
  9. 9. Field of Women MCG 2010 Melbourne<br />Fact # 8 <br />Breastfeeding reduces risks of breast and ovarian cancer later in mother’s life<br />Source – World Health Organization<br />
  10. 10. Fact # 10<br />Globally less than 40% of infants under six months of age are exclusively breastfed.<br />Source – World Health Organization<br />

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