It has been recently
estimated that 3,564 of the world's children under 5 years of age die each
day (1,301,000 each year*) from causes that are preventable by optimal
breastfeeding. In addition, for every child who dies, hundreds of others are
sick and miserable from illnesses preventable with optimal breastfeeding. These
children are the world's future. Much is already known about how to achieve
optimal breastfeeding and the time to act on this knowledge is NOW! Not to do so
*Jones, G, et al.
Lancet, 05, July, 2003
The World Health Organization (WHO)
recommends that exclusive breastfeeding should be continued for the first six
months of an infant's life. Click
to read more about this in an article written by Wellstart's CEO, Audrey Naylor.
Babies are born to be
breastfed. It's too important not to!