Programme to promote breastfeeding improves health of children under two in Khitwans village in Lalitpur district's Birdha block.

Research on the contents of milk and how breast-feeding benefits a growing child is surprising scientists.

The "State of breastfeeding in 33 countries” is a report of the assessment done in thecountries, as part of the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) of their infant and young child feeding policies and programmes aimed at enabling women to successfully breastfeed their babies as well as manage to provide good complementary feeding with continued breastfeeding after the age of

Significant programmatic experience and research evidence regarding HIV
and infant feeding have accumulated since WHO's recommendations on
infant feeding in the context of HIV were last revised in 2006.

In many parts of the world, deliberate indoor residual spraying (IRS) of dwellings with insecticides to control malaria transmission remains the only viable option, thereby unintentionally but inevitably also causing exposure to inhabitants.

Experts at a press briefing yesterday said initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of birth can prevent one-third of neonatal deaths in the country every year.

They also disclosed that around 240 under-five children die every day for not having breastfeeding properly.

Its positive effects stay on for years breastfeeding for longer time periods reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks for the mother, later in life. 100,000 post-menopausal women in the US, who reported at least one live birth in their lifetime, were studied for risk of cardiovascular diseases by a team of researchers. Mothers who breastfed their children for at least a

It seems India just can't save its little babies. Globally 9.7 million babies under five die and 2.1 million are in India alone. Around 27 million births occur in India every year, but 1.7 million infants die before one year and 1.08 million within one month.

There is an intense interest in the effects of breastfeeding on the health of an offspring and in understanding the mechanisms behind these effects. It is widely known that breastfeeding is the most nutritious way to feed an infant, but it is less known that the benefits that a child and mother receive from breastfeeding continue throughout life, even after breastfeeding has stopped.

The occurrence of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in human blood is known to be widespread; nevertheless, the sources of exposure to humans, including infants, are not well understood. In this study, breast milk collected from seven countries in Asia was analyzed (n = 184) for nine PFCs, including perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA).