UN launches global plan to promote breastfeeding
United Nations - Calling on governments to promote and protect breastfeeding, two United Nations agencies today jointly launched an international plan to promote the practice and secure children's health.
The Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding presented by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) pinpoints the main problems associated with the matter and identifies approaches to their solution.
"There is no better way than breastfeeding to make sure that a child gets the best start in life," said UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy. "The strategy is an invaluable roadmap for governments to create supportive environments where women can make informed choices about feeding their children."