Both my girls were breastfed, as is little Amar now; it's the natural and best way to feed babies."
Mother and Baby Corner is provided by the UNICEF partnership with ‘Žene sa Une’ at Sedra Temporary Reception Center in Bihac
Mother of three says breastfeeding in often difficult conditions made it easier for her to feed them all. "Both my girls were breastfed, as is little Amar now; it's the natural and best way to feed babies, and it's also the easiest when we're on the move," says mother Šefika, who came to the Mother and Baby Corner, which is provided by the UNICEF partnership with ‘Žene sa Une’ at Sedra Temporary Reception Center in Bihac.
Šefika is a professor of physics and mathematics. She started her journey from Afghanistan eight years ago with her then two-year-old daughter and husband, the director of a local NGO. Little Amar was born six months ago in Bihać and she regularly comes to the Mother and Baby corner with him, as well as other mothers from Sedra, to receive support, change and feed their baby.
Paediatrician at the Bihac Health Center Dr. Merima Nokić-Čolaković points out that breastfeeding is indispensable and especially important for babies and mothers on the go:
"I can say that with the mothers I encountered, I noticed that most of them were breastfeeding, and I saw that they had beautifully cared for babies regardless of the conditions they are facing," says Dr. Nokić-Čolaković.
UNICEF in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the "Breastfeeding Week", which is celebrated from 1 to 7 August, highlights that breastfeeding in the first six months of life is always available, the healthiest and cheapest way of feeding a newborn baby.