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World Breastfeeding Week from 1-7 August 2011
The World Breastfeeding Week would be starting today and end on the 7th of August 2011. It is going to be held in more than 120 countries, where the importance of mother's milk is going to be stressed upon.

BREASTFEEDING IS considered to be very important for a new born baby and it is a must for the mother to breastfeed their child after one hour of the child’s birth. In Jharkand only 11% of children are fortunate enough to receive their mother’s milk after an hour of their child’s birth.

The UNICEF, along with the social welfare, women and child development department and health departments, has organised various programmes that would lay the importance of breast feeding. They would also want to reduce child malnutrition, which is rampant in India.

The World Breastfeeding Week is going to be celebrated all over the world for the first week of August, starting from 1-7 August 2011. Mother’s milk is said to be important for two reasons such as the psychological impact and the nutritional impact on the baby. It is also said, that the first milk that the child receives keeps both the baby and the mother in healthy condition. It is the best nutrition that the baby can receive in the first six months of his life.

Other Indian states such as Haryana would also be involved in the breastfeeding programmes, as it tries to create awareness on various aspects of the importance attached to mother’s milk. The World Breastfeeding Week will be celebrated in around 120 countries.

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