World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated globally every year from 1 to 7 August to promote breastfeeding and its impact on the overall health of infants. Innocenti Declaration was signed in August 1990 by WHO, UNICEF and other Government policymakers to support and create awareness about breastfeeding.
According to WHO guidelines, breast milk is the best source of nutrition for babies. It not only provides essential nutrition, but also protects the child against many common childhood infections, boosts their immune system and lowers the risk of sudden infant death syndrome as well. Breastfeeding impacts the mothers' health in numerous ways too, such as promoting faster weight loss and fighting postpartum depression.
Researchers have come up with some recent advancements on the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding. Read on to find out some interesting new developments on this subject.
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Apart from physical well-being, breastfeeding aids in potential economic and environmental benefits for communities in developing countries. It simultaneously produces naturally soothing hormones like oxytocin and prolactin that help uplift the overall mood and alleviate stress in lactating mothers.