Exclusive breastfeeding is the safe, sound, and sustainable way to feed an infant for the first six months of life. But breastfeeding is important for more than six months. WHO and UNICEF recommend that breastfeeding should continue with appropriate complementary foods up to two years or beyond. Babies grow and develop best when they are fed in this way. Mothers can achieve both exclusive and continued breastfeeding when they know how valuable it is, when they know how to do it, and when they are given the necessary support.
August 1-7th is World Breastfeeding Week! Support the programs in your community that support breastfeeding mothers. If you need more information about breastfeeding, please visit the following links: