Pregnant_womanIt protects the health of mother and baby, increases intelligence, and reduces behavioural problems among children.

Breastfeeding also benefits society by reducing health care costs, raising the social and earning potential of adults who were breastfed, and reducing waste from packaging and conserving the large quantities of water used to make formula milks.

Two recent reviews published in the prestigious global health journal, The Lancet, confirm breastfeeding as a once-in-a-lifetime investment we can make in health, wellbeing, human capital and the environment.

But although breastfeeding is natural to human life, that doesn’t mean it is easy. Breastfeeding is a bit like sex. Biologically we are all capable of it, but it takes a lot of love and support for two people to get it right. Women need help and support to breastfeed. ….more