COVID-positive mothers advised to continue breastfeeding
Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka|August 14, 2020
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COVID-positive mothers advised to continue breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is a recognised, time-tested and evidence-based intervention to reduce child morbidity and mortality. It significantly improves nutritional status, health and cognitive developments of infants and young children while protecting children and mothers from non-communicable diseases. This year’s World Breastfeeding Week highlighted on the link between breastfeeding and planetary health. When considering the ecological footprint of breastfeeding it is said that exclusive breastfeeding for six months after birth requires, on average, an additional 500 kcal of energy per mother per day. Breastfeeding is said to be a sustainable and ecological solution that contributes positively to planetary health as well as human health.
KAMANTHI WICKRAMASINGHE

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August 14, 2020