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The miracle of breastfeeding


Breastfeeding fact sheet
Posters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6




  • Breastmilk, more than anything else, is a gift of life.

  • UNICEF and WHO recommend that children should receive
    only this gift for the first 6 months of their lives.

  • This means that a child should not be given any other milk, liquid, or food but breastmilk from birth up to 6 months. This is called exclusive breastfeeding.

  • As a natural, living liquid, the breastmilk has all the anti-bodies and nutrients that a child needs in the early period of life.

  • It contains over 100 constituents that respond uniquely to every child's specific needs.

  • Infant formula milk and other breastmilk substitutes are artificial, often made from cow's milk, and may have nutritional quantities that are either too much or too little for the infant.

Make breastfeeding the only choice.
Help us urge the Supreme Court to lift the ban on
the revised Implementing Rules and Regulation
of the National Milk Code.

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