A campaign timed to the World Breastfeeding Week is held annually in
According to the Ministry of Health, hotlines were opened, consultations on breastfeeding, round table discussions, lectures, and educational discussions with mothers and pregnant women will take place in all health care organizations (family medicine centers, maternity hospitals, perinatal centers, children’s hospitals).
Breastfeeding is the ideal way to provide infants with nutrients necessary for their healthy growth and development.
WHO recommends only breastfeeding of children until they reach six months, and then, together with adequate supplementary baby food, continue breastfeeding for up to two years or more.
According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), violations of the law on breastfeeding in
Adequate breastfeeding in the first year of life can reduce infant mortality by 12 percent.