Give your child the best start in life

An inspiration to other mothers on exclusive breastfeeding

UNICEF Bhutan
Exclusive Breastfeeding
UNICEF Bhutan

05 November 2018

Breastfeeding can save thousands of children’s lives each year. It gives children the best possible start in life – in fact the healthiest start to life.

Breastfeeding is a baby’s first vaccine and the best source of nutrition. The initial breastmilk called the colostrum is especially very rich in nutrients and antibodies. Exclusive breastfeeding is critical during the first six months of a baby’s life, helping prevent infections, diarrhoea and pneumonia. Breast milk is a hygienic and easily digestible food for the child, and has sufficient and appropriate nutrients and calories.

 

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