Health Days 2023

World Breastfeeding Week

Breastfeeding is one of the best investments for saving infant lives and improving health, social and economic development of individuals and nations. Therefore, during the first week of August, breastfeeding is celebrated annually; To protect, promote and support breastfeeding, which creates a suitable environment for infants and children; to improve their nutritional patterns during normal times and in emergency situations; to ensure that their nutritional needs are met.

  • Educate people about the links between breastfeeding and environment.
  • Establish breastfeeding as a smart decision.
  • Engage with individuals and organizations to achieve greater impact.
  • Stimulate action to improve health of the planet and people through breastfeeding.

  • Breast milk is the ideal food for infants, as it is safe and clean, and contains antibodies that help protect against many common childhood diseases.
  • Breast milk provides all energy and nutrients an infant need in its first months of life, and continues to provide up to more than half of a child's nutritional needs during second half of the first year, and up to a third during the second year of life.
  • Breastfed children perform better in intelligence tests, are less likely to be overweight or obese, and are less likely to develop diabetes in the future.
  • Reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancer in women who breastfeed.
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Official Date:
Globally: Aug. 1st -7th, 2023 
Locally: Muharram 14th – 20th, 1445 H

Last Update : 23 July 2023 02:55 PM
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