World breastfeeding week is celebrated every year and aims to create awareness about the importance of breastfeeding and how it is extremely necessary for a baby's development. It is observed from 1st to 7th August every year. It highlights the need to improve the health of babies all over the globe. Mother's milk is a boon for a baby's health. It is the best source of nutrients for the development and growth of babies during the initial years. Mother's milk protects the baby from several diseases. The week pays tribute to the Innocenti Declaration which had been signed in August 1990. It was signed by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations altogether to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
This year, WHO has taken it up along with UNICEF and other partners to execute different plans and policies formulated to celebrate breastfeeding week. This year, these organizations will look to bring to light the importance of family-friendly policies to promote breastfeeding in addition to encouraging parents to develop a bond with their children during the initial years.
World breastfeeding week 2019: Policies suggested by WHO
Implementation of these policies will enable parents to protect and support their family and will ensure the baby's health. Breast feeding will benefit the health of the baby as well as the mother.
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