World Health Day 2007.
As well as nourishing the child, breastfeeding also protects the mother by lowering her risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and osteoporosis.
WABA and LLLI also pointed out that exclusive breastfeeding, a natural form of contraception, helps to increase child spacing. In addition, breastfeeding is environment-friendly. It requires no plastics production, no transportation and no need for disposal. It is a free, self-sustaining food source, providing unparalleled nourishment and reducing family medical bills.
Governments, health systems, the private sector and the general public should work to create a safe and enabling environment to support the culture of breastfeeding.
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|Title Annotation:||Worldwide news|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2007|
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