02 Aug Unicef-Who, “no Country in the world has fully reached the standard for breastfeeding”
In the 194 Countries of the world, only 40% of infants younger than six months is exclusively breastfed, and are only 23 Countries that have a rate of breast-feeding that exceeds 60%. Some of the data released today and contained in “The global breastfeeding scorecard”, the report of the Unicef and the Who, in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective.
According to the new report – reads a note: “no Country in the world has fully reached the standard for breastfeeding recommended”. This turns, for example, in the fact that “in China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Nigeria, the lack of investment in lactation due to the death of about 236 thousand children a year,” with “economic losses of 119 billion dollars”.
“It has been shown that breastfeeding brings benefits to the cognitive level and health both to children and to mothers”, the note continues. “It is particularly important during the first 6 months of life, helps to prevent diarrhea and pneumonia, two of the major causes of death among infants”. In addition, “mothers who breastfeed have a reduced risk oHealth: Unicef-Who, “no Country in the world has fully reached the standard for breastfeeding”