Breast feeding week kick off in KP
PESHAWAR: Speakers in a seminar urged the people to create awareness of breast feeding as breast feeding is the first right of a child on their mothers.
Every year breast feeding was week was organized from August 1st to August 7 as this year the theme of the day is “Foundation of Life “to create awareness among the people on the importance of breast feeding and its benefits not only for the children but as well as it is good for the health of the mothers as well.
The seminar was organized in a local hotel at Peshawar on Wednesday in which health directorate Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and UNICEF representative were present and highlight the importance of breast feeding.
The speakers said that research said that 22 % death can be controlled if breast feeding started to the baby after birth in an hour while it is reduce to 16 % if provide it to the baby with 24 hours.
They said that in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the ratio of breast feeding is 57 % which has been improved but still need work to create awareness among the community on breast feeding.