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UN REPORT: Inadequate breast feeding leads to the death of Infants

In India, approximately one lakh children die every year due to diseases, and it could have been prevented through breastfeeding.according to a UN report which said mortality and other losses attributed to inadequate breastfeeding could cost the country’s economy $14 billion.

According to a UN report which said the death rate is due the to inadequate breastfeeding and it could cost the country’s economy up to $14 billion.

As per the  new report by the (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation, it is  collaborated with the Global Breastfeeding Collect the points  about that breastfeeding not only helps prevent diarrhoea and pneumonia.two major causes of death in infants, it also helps reduce mothers’ risk of ovarian and breast cancer, two leading causes of death among women.

It also prevents the two major causes of death in infants, and it also helps reduce mothers’ risk of ovarian and breast cancer which is considered as the two leading causes of death among women.

In the major populated countries  China, India, Nigeria, Mexico and Indonesia, the inadequate breastfeeding is Kills more than 236,000 children each year.

In this following countries, the estimated future economic cost of death is attributed to inadequate breastfeeding are estimated to be USD 119 billion per year.

According to the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Mr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, The Breastfeeding gives babies the best possible start in life and also He added that breastmilk works like a baby’s first vaccine, protecting infants from potentially deadly diseases and giving them all the nourishment they need for their lifetime.

Also, the UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said, Breastfeeding is one of the most effective and cost effective investments nations can make in the health of their youngest members.

Added to his statement, he also said that“By failing to invest in breastfeeding, we are failing mothers and their babies and paying a double price in lost lives and in lost opportunity.”

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