Over 5000 doctors and patients education on the occasion of World Breastfeeding week
New Delhi, 06th August, 2016: In India, we lose 16.5 lakh children every year due to easily preventable diseases. Early initiation of breastfeeding alone can save the lives of 13% of babies. Raising awareness about the importance of breastfeeding, Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) organised a public webcast.
Breastfeeding is one of the single most effective nutrition interventions for saving lives. Mother's milk is undoubtedly the best food for babies. It is a living fluid and contains exactly the right amount of nutrients required by a baby, in the right proportions, to ensure that the baby gets the perfect balanced meal. Manufactured milk, no matter how fortified it may be, can come close to being as nutritious as breast milk.