Breastfeeding is unique in that its consequences on the health of both mother and baby, on cognitive and emotional development and on the environment and economy cannot be achieved by any other food. In spite of this, rates of optimal breastfeeding practices are still low in the continent and even if breastfeeding initiation is almost universal, duration of exclusive breastfeeding and breastfeeding overall are still low.

World Breastfeeding Week 2019

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Joint statement by UN human rights experts call countries to increase efforts to protect breastfeeding

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Feature publication

Guideline: Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services

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Posters

Download the posters and promote good breastfeeding practices Breastfeeding is everyone's responsibility

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For a healthy and smart baby
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Recommendations

Find out here about the breastfeeding practices that make babies healthy, strong and happy.

Benefits

Learn here why breastfeeding is good for the baby, mother and community.

Breastfeeding and noncommunicable diseases prevention.

The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative

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Presentations:

Lutter
Pérez-Escamilla
Grummer-Strawn

Access to the recording here

ProPAN: Process for the Promotion of Child Feeding - A tool to improve infant and young child feeding

A tool to improve infant and young child feeding

Learn more abot Propan 2.0