Mothers who said they stopped breastfeeding
due to pain or difficulty were more likely to have a higher depression score while stopping for other reasons such as embarrassment of lifestyle choice did not increase risk of depression at all.
The Ten Steps are measures of a hospital's breastfeeding
support before, during, and after a mother's hospital stay.
Among others, they have started the programme 'a breast start in life: addressing social inequalities supporting breastfeeding
through inclusion activities'.
As part of World Breastfeeding
Week, which ran from August 1 to 7, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding
Action (WABA) called for concerted global action to support women to combine breastfeeding
Highlights of the breastfeeding
week included educational workshops and lectures in English and Arabic to point out the significance of breastfeeding
and its impact on both the mother and child's health as well as the difficulties that breastfeeding
women could face.
The World Health Assembly has set a global target of increasing exclusive breastfeeding
rates for children under six months of age to at least 50 percent by 2025.
About The Birth and Breastfeeding
Alliance of San Antonio
e last Infant Feeding Survey, in 2010, showed that while 81% of UK women started to breastfeed, by the time their babies were one week old, less than half (46%) were exclusively breastfeeding
, and by six weeks old less than a quarter (23%) were exclusively breastfeeding
provides optimal nutrition, assists with physical and emotional development, reduces the incidence of childhood infectious diseases, reduces infant mortality and hospitalisation and reduces the risk of chronic disease.
Latifa Hospital is a baby-friendly hospital and all DHA health facilities encourage breastfeeding
techniques and provide complete support and counselling to mothers.
He stressed the need for discussing the role of civil society organizations for protection and promotion of breastfeeding
mothers who were themselves entirely formula fed are more likely to stop breastfeeding
in the first two weeks (27%) than mothers who were only breastfed themselves (9%).