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The Importance of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding has long been proven to protect mothers and infants from chronic health problems such as infections, diabetes, and cancer. This protection is strongest when breastfeeding is exclusive—babies receive no foods or fluids other than breast milk—and when it continues at least for the first six months of life.

Exclusive breastfeeding is a powerful practice that provides unparalleled health benefits for both babies and mothers. It supports optimal nutrition, strengthens the immune system, enhances cognitive development, fosters emotional bonding, and offers significant health advantages for mothers. By promoting and supporting exclusive breastfeeding, we can contribute to healthier families and communities, creating a brighter future for the next generation.