Did you know… about the advantages and protections offered by breastfeeding?

Did you know that there are 8.8 million child deaths in children under 5 years worldwide?

Infants 0-5 months old who are not breastfed have:

– 7x risk of death from diarrhea

– 5x risk of death from pneumonia

Compared to infants who are exclusively breastfed

Non-exclusive breastfeeding results in 2x the risk of dying from diarrhea or pneumonia as compared with excluvely breastfed infants.

 

As reported by the WHO.

If you need breastfeeding help, please contact your local support group, La Leche League or Nursing Mothers Counsel. You can also email me at melisa@ilovebreastfeeding.com.

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