Guinea: Between Baby and Breast Milk
Breastfeeding is almost universally practiced in Guinea but health experts say, it is rarely early or exclusive. A 2011-12 health and nutrition survey showed that 18.5 percent of women practice exclusive breastfeeding in a baby's first six months - down from 32.9 percent in a 2008 study.
Mothers in a waiting room at a clinic in Sierra Rutile area 250km from Freetown, capital city of Sierra Leone.
The New Times, 2 August 2012
In a bid to increase the levels of breastfeeding, the Ministry of Health and various development partners are set to educate the population on the importance of exclusively ... read more »
United Nations Children's Fund, 1 August 2012
On the 20th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF says strong national policies supporting breastfeeding could prevent the deaths of around 1 million children under five ... read more »
Angola Press Agency, 1 August 2012
Breast-feeding Week in Luanda started Wednesday under the motto "Breast feeding until two years of age reduces diseases or infections and improve children nutritional state". read more »
Nigeria: Lagos Bemoans Low Breastfeeding Rate
Vanguard, 2 August 2012
As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate the 2012 World Breastfeeding Week,experts, yesterday, bemoaned the low rate of breastfeeding in the country blaming it on the ... read more »
Tanzania Daily News, 1 August 2012
THE Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) has called on mothers to stick to the six months exclusive breastfeeding as mother's milk provides enough diet for a newborn without ... read more »