Breastfeeding and child survival

Breastfeeding and child survival hrandall Thu, 08/03/2017 – 17:05 Aug 03, 2017 Ruchika Sachdeva Nutrition Team Leader, PATH Ruchika with her daughters, Shyla and Sadhya.   Breastfeeding provides optimal nutrition and is a pillar of child survival. Despite that, in India, only 42 percent of babies are breastfed in the first hour of birth and only half are exclusively breastfed for the first six months. When I see my daughters, Shyla (10) and Sadhya (5), healthy and smart, I know that breastfeeding played a role in laying a solid foundation for their future.

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Breastfeeding and child survival