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Breastfeeding stressed for sound growth of infants

  • Our Correspondent
  • 30 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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RAJSHAHI: Experts have underscored the need for breastfeeding to provide infants with essential nutrients for their sound physical and mental development.

Media can play a vital role in disseminating the valuable information on breastfeeding to encourage mother to feed only breast milk to babies until at least six months from their birth instead of providing other food, they said.

The speakers also emphasised ensuring breastfeeding corners in hospitals, health complexes, clinics and other workplaces so that mothers can breastfeed their babies any time.

They came up with the observation while addressing a meeting titled “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility” at the conference hall of the city bhaban on Wednesday afternoon.

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) hosted the meeting on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week-2021 discussing and devising ways and means on how to ensure breastfeeding for babies.

RCC Chief Executive Officer Dr Sharif Uddin and its Secretary Moshiur Rahman addressed the meeting as chief and special guest respectively with Chief Health Officer Dr Anjuman Ara Begum in the chair.

Veterinary Surgeon Dr Farhad Uddin and Dr Ummul Khayer Fatima and Project Managers Riaz Uddin Ahmed and Moniruzzaman Morol also spoke.

Speakers said public awareness is crucial to save children from being infected with malnutrition. Breastfeeding can reduce the rate of malnutrition among children, they opined.