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.
  • Guinea:  Between Baby and Breast Milk

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 3 September 2012

    Countless babies in Guinea are not given their first breast milk for hours - however long it takes a designated family member to bring water that is used to rinse special Koranic ... read more »

Mothers in a waiting room at a clinic in Sierra Rutile area 250km from Freetown, capital city of Sierra Leone.

  • Rwanda:  Ministry Rolls Out Breast-Feeding Campaign

    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 »

  • Africa:  Make Breastfeeding Easier for Mothers, Says Unicef

    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:  Breast-Feeding Week Starts in Luanda

    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 »

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