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More than half of newborns are not breastfeeding in the first day of their lives


"Breast milk is the baby's first vaccine, virtually the most complete protection against disease," according to a recent UNICEF newsletter. The organization is worried that more than half of the newborns will not get breast milk in the first day of their lives.

More than half of newborns are not breastfeeding in the first day of their lives

The Sub-Saharan African is mainly concerned about this. According to recent research, half of all deaths in children under the age of five are due to newborns. UNICEF attaches great importance to early breastfeeding and expresses concern at the fact that approx. 77 million small children around the world do not meet breast milk in their post-natal period. Since every year approx. 130 million children are born, this is one an extremely high number"Unfortunately, postponing first breastfeeding greatly increases infant mortality. It would be important for all mothers to be aware of the importance of first breastfeeding and to be fully prepared to help them," he says. France Begin, a nutritionist at UNICEF.
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