Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month

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"They also need a breastfeeding plan".

"It can protect children against infection and promote healthy development and achievement later in life and it also has positive health benefits for mothers in the immediate post-natal period and longer term". The survey also revealed that not even 50% of the children under three years of age in the city are breastfed within an hour of their birth. This year, World Health Organization is working with UNICEF and partners to promote the importance of helping mothers breastfeed their babies within that crucial first hour of life.

"Also, proper weaning method should be adopted at the right time because we advise that all babies should be breastfed exclusively in the first six months of life and breast milk should be part of the baby's menu for at least two years". After six months, breastfeeding should be continued along with other nourishing foods for the baby. OGHS has also recently earned The Gift designation The Gift is an evidence-based designation program for Louisiana birthing facilities created to increase breastfeeding rates and hospital success by improving the quality of maternity services and enhancing patient-centered care. "With adequate breastfeeding, children develop better immunity against diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia and anemia", says Dr. Sachin.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director-General said breastfeeding gives children the best possible start in life. The celebration provides wonderful opportunity of refreshing knowledge or setting agenda for nursing mothers on breastfeeding for a whole week. In fact, a mother who breastfeeds her child can lose as much as 1000 calories a day.

A child is being breastfed by the mother. These include feeding newborns food or drinks.

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Professor Eregie talked about the idea of having a human milk bank on standby as obtainable in advanced climes to fill an observed vacuum during a time of crises.

The metro's women and men's health manager Thembane Masina has encouraged exclusive breastfeeding by both HIV negative or positive mothers. Several community agencies will be on hand to offer education and information on topics such as pre-natal care, breastfeeding, and new parent resources. Common practices such as discarding colostrum, an elder feeding the baby honey or health professionals giving the newborn a specific liquid, such as sugar water or infant formula, delay a newborn's first critical contact with his or her mother.

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