Breastfeeding week activities conducted with zeal and enthusiasm by Nutrition Cell in support of BNPMC.
Breast feeding campaign has been started with zeal and enthusiasm in the provincial capital an event has been organized by Balochistan Nutrition Cell and BNPMC with support of UNICEF. In the event the participants of the event were media personals, Civil Society members and other walks of life participated in a large number. In the event while talking with the participants speakers elaborated the importance of breastfeeding and said that the slogan for World Breastfeeding Week 2018 is “Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life”.
In the event Interim Minister Health Dr. Faiz Kakar along with other Speakers elaborated the importance of breastfeeding, adding more they said that optimal breastfeeding helps prevent malnutrition in all its forms with positive lifelong effects on both children and mothers. Breastfeeding is a climate-smart decision that helps ensure food security even in times of crisis. Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding is crucial for the health of our planet and its people. Beyond being the cornerstone of a child’s healthy development, breastfeeding is also the foundation of a country’s development
They said It is the great equalizer that will help break the cycle of poverty. They emphasized for coordinated efforts and said team effort is needed to make breastfeeding work. By bringing together different stakeholders from healthcare, community and workplace sectors and including local authorities, we can create a warm chain of support for breastfeeding mothers. Consistent messages and proper referral systems throughout the warm chain will ensure that the mother-baby dyad benefits from ongoing support and skilled assistance.