95 babies could be saved every hour if they are breastfed immediately after birth. A new global report on breastfeeding dubbed 'Superfood for Babies' indicates that breastfeeding further reduces an infant's risk of dying from killer diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia by up to 15 times. Head of Nutrition division Terry Wefwafwa says breastfeeding should be a communal effort.
The Star (Nairobi)
Kenya: Breastfeeding Gaining Ground in KenyaBy Diana Madegwa, 18 February 2013
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