WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2009

OBJECTIVES of WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2009

  • To draw attention to the vital role that breastfeeding plays in emergencies worldwide.
  • To stress the need for active protection and support of breastfeeding before and during emergencies.
  • To inform mothers, breastfeeding advocates, communities, health professionals, governments, aid agencies, donors, and the media on how they can actively support breastfeeding before and during an emergency.
  • To mobilise action and nurture networking and collaboration between those with breastfeeding skills and those involved in emergency response

RATIONALE

  • Children are the most vulnerable in emergencies – child mortality can soar from 2 to 70 times higher than average due to diarrhoea, respiratory illness and malnutrition.
  • Breastfeeding is a life saving intervention and protection is greatest for the youngest infants. Even in non-emergency settings, non-breastfed babies under 2 months of age are six times more likely to die.
  • Emergencies can happen anywhere in the world. Emergencies destroy what is ‘normal,’ leaving caregivers struggling to cope and infants vulnerable to disease and death.
  • During emergencies, mothers need active support to continue or re-establish breastfeeding.
  • Emergency preparedness is vital. Supporting breastfeeding in non-emergency settings will strengthen mothers’ capacity to cope in an emergency.

http://www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org/

from : http://asiku.wordpress.com

2 Responses to “WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2009”


  1. 1 Mei Mei August 9, 2009 at 11:15 am

    waaa jadi inget masa2 nyusuin yumi dulu. bener2 perjuangan berhuubng di cerca kanan kiri hahaha😀
    asi itu bener2 cairan ajaib yah! moga makin byk bumil2 yang nyasar ke blog loe dan niat kasi asi setelah itu😀
    idup asi!🙂

  2. 2 ernie August 9, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    bener Mei.. cercaan kanan kiri.. bahkan depan blakang , atas bawah.. ya kan ??? hehhehheh

    aminnn !!!!

    *hidup asi*


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