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Only 38% of babies are breastfed in the world

The alert is the WHO, during World Breastfeeding Week, initialised in 170 countries on Thursday (1)

 
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Products that replace breast milk does not contain the necessary antibodies to the baby's development
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Products that replace breast milk does not contain the necessary antibodies to the baby's development

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), only 37 countries have passed laws that reflect the agency's recommendations about products that replace breast milk.

WHO also notes that, in the world, only 38% of babies are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life.

In World Breastfeeding Week, held in 170 countries from this Thursday (1), WHO is making a warning about the formulas of the products used to replace breast milk. According to the agency, only 35% of countries prohibit the advertising of these products to 62 nations prohibit the distribution of samples of formulas.

According to the organization, the products that replace breast milk does not contain the antibodies, and their use increase the risk of injestão bacteria in non-sterile bottles or use of non-potable water.

The agency also points out that mothers benefit from breastfeeding, which reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancer and helps to return the weight before pregnancy.

Source: Isaude.net
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