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UNICEF: Mother’s Milk Best For Newborn Babies

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warns that 77 million babies deprived of mother’s milk within the first crucial hours after birth are at great risk of dying within a month.  To mark World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 to 7), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) are calling for newborns to be breastfed exclusively for six months.  UNICEF says newborns should be breastfed within the first hour of life.  This provides them with the essential nutrients,...

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