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At Karitane, we recognise and appreciate the unique and special differences of every family. Your parenting choices should always be respected. Feeding can be an enjoyable, shared family experience, and a great form of bonding. In the early stages of feeding, you and your baby will both learn a lot from one another. Be patient – enjoy the experience together.
Any amount of breast milk you can offer your baby is good. The World Health Organisation endorses exclusive breastfeeding beginning one hour after birth until six months of age. From there, add nutritious, complementary foods while continuing to breastfeed, until your child turns two.
Breastfeeding lays the foundation for good health
- Optimal breastfeeding could have the single largest impact on child mortality of any preventive intervention.
- Breastfeeding has been found to reduce the risk of childhood obesity and diabetes in children.
- Research has shown that breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of breast and ovarian cancers for nursing mothers later in life. The Lancet estimates 20,000 breast cancer deaths could be prevented annually as a result of optimal breastfeeding.
This excerpt is taken from “The global breastfeeding collective."