Reported on: August 07, 2011 10:00 AM
Reported in: National
Dhaka, Aug 7 (UNB)-The World Breastfeeding Week begins in the country today (Sunday) as elsewhere in the world through different programmes.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the World Breastfeeding Week 2011 at Bangabandhu international Conference Centre.
The theme of the week this year is ‘the Baby Will Eat Breast Milk and Home-made Food, All Must Campaign It.”
The World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
It commemorates the Innocent Declaration made by the WHO and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to promote and support breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need. The WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is six months old and continued breastfeeding with the addition of nutritious complementary foods for up to two years or beyond.